Wolf urges charter school reform

Governor’s plan expected to save $395M per year

Gov. Tom Wolf visited J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster on Tuesday to discuss his charter school reform plan that is expected to save $395 million a year.

Wolf, whose plan has “overwhelming support among school districts” according to a press release, said he wants to fix the state’s “broken” charter system to improve education and save money.

With the cost of charter schools increasing, public school funding is decreasing as property tax rates increase.

More than 400 school boards in the commonwealth have passed resolutions calling for charter school reform.

Of the estimated $395 million per year, $185 million will fund special education in charter schools and $210 million per year will go toward establishing a statewide cyber charter school tuition rate.


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