Gov. Wolf’s charter school overhaul would cut funding for charters, cap enrollment, and place a moratorium on new cyber charter schools, even as tens of thousands of students are on waiting lists for charter schools across the state. In short, it would deny families the schooling options they seek.
Under the guise of accountability, Wolf is putting restraints on educational progress. This charter strategy along with his June veto of tax credit scholarship expansion legislation makes it is clear that his administration is treating the 350,000 students in charter and private schools like second class citizens. Instead, he should be helping to create an educational system that provides diverse opportunities for all students.