ELC Testimony to Auditor General on Charter School Accountability

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Education Law Center Attorney David Lapp’s March 7, 2014 testimony at the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s hearing highlights significant demographic disparities when comparing brick-and-mortar charter schools as a whole in Philadelphia to the School District of Philadelphia schools.

“In general, we found that brick and mortar charter schools in Philadelphia are underserving students with severe disabilities, English language learners, and students in poverty. The result is that these students are often more heavily concentrated in the neighborhood schools operated by the School District of Philadelphia,” said Lapp.

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