On June 14, 2016, the Public School Notebook published an article by Dan Hardy highlighting the disparity in facilities funding for charter schools. The article cited PennCAN’s Executive Director:
Jonathan Cetel, who leads the school-choice advocacy group PennCAN, which works for high-quality education options in Pennsylvania, said that many charter construction controversies stem from inadequate state funding for the schools. He said he would like to see charters get construction funding on the same basis as public schools, including state backing for construction bonds. The lack of construction reimbursements, he said, means that “a lot of charters are in trailers or weird commercial spaces that aren’t conducive to education. That’s not good for anybody.”
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