The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools on Monday blasted the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's decision to suspend part of state law so it could control charter-school growth, and said the move could trigger legal challenges.
The coalition said in a statement that it was "blindsided, shocked, and dismayed" by the SRC's vote Thursday night to suspend a section of the school code that prevents districts from capping charter enrollment.
So, in summary, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission decided to break the law to keep the enrollment of Pennsylvania Charter Schools from increasing, and their own Public School's enrollment from decreasing. This is taking place little over a week after the same commission took out a $300 Million loan just to make payroll on the Public side.In an interview Monday, Bob Fayfich, the coalition's executive director, said the item was added to the agenda at the last minute and voted on without public comment.
In other words, the students (and their families) rather attend the more successful (and probably safer) Charter schools. However, for each student who goes to the Charter school, the Public system loses just over $7,600 of taxpayer funds. The Public schools of Philadelphia suck, and this commission is breaking the law to keep them afloat.
This is the same mentality and political figureheads who will be running our health care system soon. Happy days!!!