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What's really going on with Chester-Upland? I don't know why this situation is bothering me. I'm just a regular person. I'm not an educator, not a politician, I don't have children in Chester-Upland...
Can the State take over and give Vahan Gureghian's charter school management the right to manage all the schools? Why is the State only pushing for-profit charters schools on low-performing districts? Are there studies that prove lower-income students do better in Gureghians Schools? If so, why not let them take over Tredyffrin/Easttown SD ? Just imagine what Gureghian could do with the kids in "Blue Ribbon" schools... Do Charter Schools actually save taxpayers money?
Are investment companies, who are big donors to PACs who support pro-voucher, pro-school choice politicians, just trying to make money? Does anyone know how much money would be made if PA outsourced all its schools? Gureghian made over $60 million? in the past ten years from Chester/Upland alone.
Why are some politicians saying that school choice is the "next big step in the civil rights movement" ?
Wow... I just read ELC's analysis on Charter School Reform. Frightening. What happened with SB 904 and HB 1348? I could find no reference to these bills in the Inquirer's news archives... When will new legislation be introduced? Are there any bills I should be aware of at this moment?
Good question, Christine.
A modified version of HB 1348 was voted down in the House in December. New versions of one or both of those bills are likely to be introduced in the coming weeks.