Op-Ed: Major flaws in charter school bill
March 9, 2014 – David Lapp, Special to the Sunday News – Significant problems exist with Pennsylvania’s current charter school policy, and we agree with state Sen. Lloyd Smucker that charter school reform is needed in the commonwealth.
We recognize the significant effort that has gone into both SB 1085, which the Senator is sponsoring, and HB 618. But neither bill addresses the fundamental problems with Pennsylvania’s current charter school law and both would do more harm than good. Specifically, the bills would spread already inadequate state funding even thinner and further damage neighborhood schools, the very choice depended on by most families in the state.