Push Is On To Fix Charter School Funding

posted on 05 Nov 2013 09:29 by scarictrindantca

These costs are driving [traditional public school's] programs into the ground." Nick Trombetta, chief executive of PA Cyber Charter School, which has more than 11,000 students on its rolls this school year, says Fleck's proposal would deliver a "death blow" to school choice in Pennsylvania. "There is no joy on our side regarding this legislation," he said. "It really lacks any thoughtful investigation into what's being provided to our children, what our parents need and what our students want." State Auditor General Jack Wagner, who has been outspoken about what he calls needless overspending on charter and cyber schools, said his office is preparing a new report on the issue that could be released later this month. The study is similar to one done in 2010 that found drastic disparities in what districts pay when one of their students attends a charter school.
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