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August 11, 2017

Pennsylvania Supreme Court enables school district's bad behavior

This week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided Discovery Charter School v. School District of Philadelphia. As we discussed last year, Discovery is a successful Philadelphia school that serves grades K-8. In light of its students’ academic success, Discovery amassed a waiting list of 1,448 hopeful new students. In 2012, Discovery sought ...

September 06, 2016

Pennsylvania school districts cannot avoid state charter school law by refusing to act

In August, during Back to School Choice Week 2016, I called your attention to the story of Discovery Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2012, Discovery requested an amendment to its charter with the School District of Philadelphia to increase its enrollment. Because of Discovery’s success, it has amassed a substantial waiting li ...

July 15, 2009

Philadelphia: The good and the bad

Author: Joshua Thompson The Philadelphia Inquirer published an excellent editorial Sunday.  I stumbled upon the article after it was re-printed in the Sacramento Bee today.  Granted, any editorial that quotes from Federalist 62 is bound to be one of my favorites, but, it's also great to hear The Inquirer ask Suprem ...