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February 26, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Gov. Wolf Unveils Bipartisan Charter School Accountability Plan to Protect All Students and Taxpayers

The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools.

"Every child in Pennsylvania deserves a high-quality education that prepares them to succeed in life, but our current law lets some charter schools perform poorly at the expense of students enrolled in traditional district schools," said Gov. Wolf. "The pandemic has made the problem worse as charter school enrollment has increased. We must hold charters accountable to students, parents and taxpayers. Anything less should be unacceptable."

The state's flawed and outdated charter school law is regarded as one of the worst in the nation. The uncontrolled cost of charter schools is draining funding from traditional neighborhood public schools, forcing school districts to cut educational programs and hike local property taxes.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18551_gov_charterReform_dz_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.  The urgent need to hold charter schools and cyber charter schools accountable has increased as enrollment and taxpayer costs have swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a common sense and fair bipartisan plan that protects students, parents and taxpayers. The plan holds low-performing charter schools accountable to improve the quality of education, protects taxpayers by reining in skyrocketing charter school costs and increases the transparency of for-profit companies that run many charter schools. Harrisburg, PA  February 26, 2021