PA Ed Policy Roundup February 23, 2021
After 10+ years and 2,928 daily postings, the PA Ed Policy Roundup has come to the end of its run.
Primarily carried out on a volunteer basis, our goal has been to promote public discussion among all stakeholders around the myriad issues connected to public education in Pennsylvania. Our “North Star” has been to support the mission of public education, creating informed American citizens.
Thank you for enabling me with your enthusiastic support, encouragement, participation and content contributions over the years.
For over twenty years I have been closely following the issues and concerns surrounding charter and cyber charter funding and accountability along with their impact, especially upon students in our most underfunded school districts. Charters certainly have a place in our education landscape but there are critical issues, particularly funding, which have been exacerbated this past year with the impacts of COVID-19.
The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) announced today, the launch of the Keystone Center for Charter Change. PSBA has long advocated on behalf of its membership—the public school districts of the commonwealth—for change to Pennsylvania’s flawed and outdated Charter School Law.
“PSBA is pleased to continue this important work in support of our public school districts, with this initiative,” stated Nathan Mains, PSBA chief executive officer. “Additionally, it is my distinct honor to announce Mr. Lawrence A. Feinberg as the director of the new Keystone Center for Charter Change,” highlighted Mains. “His background as a board president and a more than 20-year veteran as school board director for Haverford Township School District, along with his many other involvements in public education advocacy will provide the impactful leadership needed for the initiative. We look forward to continuing the work that PSBA has focused on over numerous years, with the additional framework and support of the Keystone Center for Charter Change to see it through,” Mains added.
I am excited and honored to accept this new role. Much of what I have been personally committed to and devoted my time to over these years has led up to the work that will be carried out through the center.
To that end, tomorrow morning, instead of the PA Ed Policy Roundup you will see our first daily “PA Charter Change Roundup”.
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