Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cyber Education Is Not a Drain on Public Schools

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cyber Education Is Not a Drain on Public Schools

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The Post-Gazette's Aug. 28 editorial "Charter School Caper" once again shows your editorial board's bias against charter schools. In it, you call for more supervision of charters and cite Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale's call for an overhaul of the state's charter school law. Meanwhile, those of us in the charter school community are still awaiting your editorial that will call for reforms in traditional public schools in the wake of the Penn Hills audit done by Mr. DePasquale earlier this year.

In his Penn Hills audit, Mr. DePasquale found the district had an $18.8 million deficit, according to the Post-Gazette, and called the findings "shocking" and among the worst in his time as auditor general.

And let's put to rest the idea that virtual charters are a financial drain on districts. …

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