On April 18, 2017, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook published an article by Dale Mezzacappa and Greg Windle about the House Education Committee advancing charter reform legislation. The article cited PennCAN’s Executive Director:
Jonathan Cetel of PennCAN, a lobbying group that supports charter expansion and parental choice, said HB 97 reflects “years of compromise and negotiation” and contends that “all the controversial provisions have been stripped away so that all that remains are commonsense policies that meet the needs of both charter schools and traditional public schools. While this bill does not capture all that is necessary to create the conditions for high-quality charters to grow, it is an essential first step towards modernizing Pennsylvania’s outdated charter law.”
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