Category: What You May Have Missed

CAPS OriginalWhat You May Have Missed

Demand Charter School’s Accountability!

Watch the conversation that took place about #CharterSchoolaccountability recently when Montgomery County Rep. Steve McCarter; Assistant Superintendent of North Penn, Dr. Diane Holben; and teachers Kitty Semisch and Bill Senavaitis, sat down to discuss the topic.

Said Kitty, “How is it that public schools are under greater and greater and greater scrutiny and charter schools are under increasingly loose regulation? Even financially, we don’t know where their money goes.” Bill echoed her sentiments, wondering, “How much is going toward making a profit vs. educating students?”

“Pennsylvania is actually known to have one of the looser charter school laws in the country,” added Dr. Holben. View the video now and you’ll also learn how a student can actually put as much as $16,000 into the pockets of a cyber school, according to Rep. McCarter. Share this video and join the conversation. Let us know what you think as the Pennsylvania House prepares to take up the issue of charter school oversight.

11Apr
CAPS OriginalWhat You May Have Missed

What impact can Betsy DeVos have on our schools?

What impact could the new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, have on a variety of initiatives and programs? While she may not have quite as much control of public school systems as expected, she still...

20Mar
Charter SchoolsNewsworthyWhat You May Have Missed

Why I was wrong about charter schools

In 1989, I had the privilege of helping the Kentucky legislature design the most courageous and comprehensive education reform act in America. Although I served as Maryland’s state superintendent of...

02Mar
NewsworthyWhat You May Have Missed

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is getting some very bad news about her favorite thing, school vouchers

A raft of recent studies about school vouchers couldn’t have come at a worse time for our new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. That’s because the studies report devastatingly bad results for...

10Feb
NewsworthyWhat You May Have Missed

CentennialX: A Summer Program that Ruined School for Our Students

That elusive glass ceiling; you know the one. It’s that magical plane for all who believe in pushing boundaries and eking out the last drop from every unknown corner. It’s the beacon that...

26Jan
NewsworthyWhat You May Have Missed

As A Detroit Mother, I Know That Betsy DeVos Is the Wrong Choice for Education Secretary

Her push for charter schools without any accountability exposed my children and their classmates to chaos and unacceptable classroom conditions.   Betsy DeVos says that if she becomes President...

25Jan
KudosWhat You May Have Missed

Bux-Mont Intermediate Honors Band Provides Unique Opportunity

Congrats to the more than 100 seventh and eighth grade student musicians from the North Penn, Pennridge, Souderton, and Quakertown School Districts who were selected this year to participate in the...