Letting colleges and universities authorize charters doesn't mean better results

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

In what has become an almost annual occurrence, Pennsylvania lawmakers are discussing changes to the state’s Charter School Law.

As the sector has grown steadily over the last 17 years to enroll more than 100,000 students statewide, attempts to enact more robust academic and financial oversight have repeatedly fallen short.

With two proposals pending, lawmakers are once again considering a range of policies including charter school funding, enrollment provisions, and renewal and oversight practices.

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