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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Charter School Reform Bill Killed In PA House

Pa. House pulls the plug on charter school reform bill, killing the measure for this year

 By JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News

A historic charter school reform bill was all teed up for a House vote on Wednesday, but the vote never happened.

Enough House Republicans peeled away their support from the bill as the day wore on, making it apparent the measure did not have the 102 votes needed to pass. It would have been the first significant reforms to the 1997 charter law that created these independent public schools.

Concerns arose over a charter school funding study commission it would have created and other reforms it contained, said House Speaker Sam Smith, R-Jefferson. Read more...

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

In other words, they still want their coffers filled by the teachers' unions.

Anonymous said...

You know how I know you didn't even read the article 4:45?

Just keep knee jerking those ignorant talking points, it makes you sound so informed and intelligent.