In the mid-1990s, an idea had taken root in the minds of some Pennsylvania political leaders and wasn’t letting go.
Fresh off a failed attempt to create a statewide school vouchers program, Gov. Tom Ridge and fellow supporters of school choice turned to charter schools as a backup plan for education reform. After months of meetings and rigorous lobbying, the state Legislature approved the Pennsylvania Charter School Law in June 1997.
Continue reading "Two Decades of Choice" from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.