Sunday, November 14, 2010

October 5th Postings

Auditor General Jack Wagner calls for moratorium on new charter schools
Published: Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 1:38 PM     Updated: Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 1:49 PM
JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News Taxpayers spend about $1 billion annually to educate about 73,000 children in Pennsylvania charter and cyber charter schools.
Auditor General Jack Wagner said Pennsylvanians are getting a bad deal when it comes to the funding of charter and cyber charter schools. So he is calling for a moratorium on the creation of any more of these independent public schools until the funding formula for them is changed.

Posted on Tue, Oct. 5, 2010

Critic: Halt new charters until funding is fixed

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner, a longtime critic of how the state funds charter schools, this morning called for Gov. Rendell and the Legislature to impose a statewide moratorium on new charter and cyber charter schools until a flawed funding system is replaced.

Wagner calls for moratorium on charter schools
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
By Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
State Auditor General Jack Wagner wants a moratorium on the creation of any new charter schools, including cyber charter schools, until a new funding system can be put in place.

Auditor General’s Special Report:  The Commonwealth Should Revise Its Charter and Cyber Charter School Funding Mechanisms

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