On April 24, 2017, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article by Molly Born about a school board candidate forum held by Pittsburgh’s charter schools. The article cited PennCAN’s Deputy Director:
Pittsburgh Public Schools has “tremendous authority” over the 11 charter schools serving nearly 3,500 students in the city, from determining whether a charter is renewed to authorizing a school’s move to a new site, noted Rachel Amankulor, deputy director of policy for the research and advocacy group Pennsylvania Campaign for Achievement Now (PennCAN).
“These elections matter as much for charter school families as they do for district school families,” she said.
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