According to the group Education Matters in the Cumberland Valley (EMCV), a grassroots public education advocacy organization, the hearing could be the start of action to fix what the group calls “the broken funding formula the Legislature uses to determine how much our school districts pay cyber charter schools.” Erica Burg, co-founder of EMCV, says, “In 2012, Auditor General Jack Wagner found that Pennsylvanians are paying cyber charter schools far more than it costs them to educate children. This overpayment places an unnecessary burden on taxpayers and school districts and leads to questionable uses of taxpayer dollars.”
EPLC and PA Cable Network (PCN) have partnered for a new monthly program focusing oneducation issues in
"Focus on Education" will be broadcast on PCN at 9:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, now through June, and then again this fall in September through December.
-- Education Writers Association judges in naming Benjamin B. Herold the best schools beat writer in the nation, among mid-sized news operations
April 6, 2013 The Penn Stater Convention Center Hotel; State College, PA
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