“The contracting out of
charter and cyber charter schools to management companies has increased
significantly -- 42 percent of cybers and 30 percent of brick-and-mortar
charters paid management companies to manage their schools. However, lack of
transparency and oversight has led in many instances to excessive management
fees increasing schools’ administrative costs and result in less money being
available to educate students. Pennsylvania
Charter schools were meant to be schools of innovation, not tools for corporate
GUEST COLUMN: Support
charter school reform to save money
March 27, 2013
Delco Times By JAMES ROEBUCK Times Guest Columnist
can generate $365 million for public schools -- without raising taxes.
This is more than four times what Gov. Tom Corbett proposes to restore, after
his first budget cut school funding by about $900 million two years ago. The General Assembly can produce these
savings by passing my bipartisan charter and cyber charter school reform bill,
which will soon be introduced as H.B. 934. Pennsylvania
faces tax charges Pocono Mountain
The Rev. Dennis Bloom faces charges of tax evasion, filing a false tax return.
By Peter Hall, Of The Morning Call 10:23 p.m. EDT, March 26, 2013
The former head of an embattled Monroe County charter school
investigated for allegedly misusing public money is charged with failing to
report a substantial amount of income on his 2006 tax return. The Rev. Dennis Bloom, 58, of
was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Scranton on charges of tax evasion and filing a false
According to court documents, Bloom filed a tax return for 2006 that stated his taxable income was $93,227, when he knew that it was substantially more.
The charges stem from an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Education inspector general's office.
Time for Fair and Meaningful Ed Funding Reform
Education Voters PA March 2013 ACTION ALERT
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