RESPONSE TO PENNSYLVANIA BILL 700: ACCOUNTABILITY REFORMS IN PENNSYLVANIA’S CHARTER SCHOOLS

Yuyang Li

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In February 2017, a House Bill was introduced in the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This Bill, and future similar bills, seeks to amend the Public School Code, which calls for increases in charter school seats. In this paper, I introduce the story of charter schools and their developments. Then, I discuss the current state of public and charter education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Finally, I make recommendations for the implementation of such similar Bills. Specifically, charter schools should be held accountable for their finances, for cyber charter school programs, and be diligent in resource sharing with traditional public schools.

 

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education reform, charter schools, education law

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Charter School Revenues, Expenditures, and Transparency, Pennsylvania School Boards Association 2016. Accessed at: https://www.psba.org/wp- content/uploads/2016/08/Charter-School-RtK-08172016.pdf.

P.A. Gen. Assembly House Bill 700. Session of 2017 (2017). Accessed at: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=P DF&sessYr=2017&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=0700&pn=0706.

PSBA Position on Charter Reform, Pennsylvania School Boards Association, (2014). Accessed at: https://www.psba.org/2014/09/psba-position-charter-reform/.

Section 1327.2 added Nov. 3, 2016, P.L.1061, No.138. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/uconsCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&yr= 1949&sessInd=0&smthLwInd=0&act=14&chpt=13&sctn=27&subsctn=2

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