Editorial: State charter school law way overdue for reform

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Dec 19, 1:00 AM

Editorial: State charter school law way overdue for reform

On the face of it, allowing a troubled school with 500 students and declining performance to continue to exist is an outrage. But the fact is, the outrage should be directed to the 20-year-old state charter-school law that is considered one of the worst in the country, and to state lawmakers who have refused to alter, reform, or improve the original bill so that the promise of charters would have a better chance of changing the lives of students – and the failing ones would close before damaging more students.

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