On May 19, 2016, Watchdog.org published an article by Evan Grossman highlighting the inequities in funding for charter school facilities. The article cited PennCAN’s Executive Director:
“Our research shows that Pennsylvania lags behind other states when it comes to equitably funding charter schools because of its comparatively weak facilities funding,” PennCAN Executive Director Jonathan Cetel said.
“Pennsylvania made significant progress for all public school students when it recently adopted a weighted student funding formula,” he said, “but it’s now time to close the resource gap between traditional public and charter schools by implementing policies that make it easier for charter schools to rent, purchase, and/or maintain their buildings.”
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