February 26, 2021. As Gov. Wolf plans today to announce his intent to cut funding for public charter school students, Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette issued the following statement:
“It’s ironic that almost 12 months into his school closures, Gov. Wolf is attacking the schools that actually continued to provide their students a quality education throughout the pandemic.
“A one-size-fits-all approach to education simply doesn’t work, and even Gov. Wolf has said students shouldn’t be trapped by their zip code in failing schools. Public charter and private schools have helped thousands of students escape their zip-code assigned schools. Gov. Wolf should be applauding this achievement, rather than seeking to strip kids of their education.
“You’d think with the disastrous vaccine rollout his administration is overseeing that Gov. Wolf should focus his time on fixing that rather than cutting funding from students who have been fortunate enough to escape Wolf’s schools that don’t teach.”