Action Alert: Be Ready For SRC Vote on Charter Expansion

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Charter expansion means more school closings.  photo credit: Progress Illinois

The SRC will be voting on 40 new charter applications but we don’t know when. The public has a right to know when this will be. We need to demand that there be prior notice and that it is held at a time when most people can attend. We will be turning out for that meeting to demand the SRC does not accept any new charter applications. We need:

  • Meaningful regulation to prevent fraud and insure transparency
  • Full and fair funding that does not drain resources from neighborhood public schools
  • A level playing field that does not penalize traditional public schools

The SRC needs to take a stand and send the legislature and charter appeals board a strong message that until these questions are addressed Philadelphia must oppose charter expansion.

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