(Sept 5) PA Supreme Court to hear charter school lawsuit Tuesday

By Eric Boehm
PA Independent

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case challenging the Philadelphia School District’s decision to place limits on charter school enrollment.

The School Reform Commission, a state-appointed body that runs the school district, set the enrollment limits in August 2013 as part of a series of cost-saving measures that required the suspension of certain parts of the state’s public school code. The West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School filed a lawsuit in March challenging the enrollment limits as an unconstitutional violation of the school’s due process rights.

The case is being closely watched by charter school advocates across the state and could set important precedents for how the Philadelphia School District deals with the growth of charter schools within its borders.

Full story: PA Supreme Court to hear charter school lawsuit Tuesday, by Eric Boehm, PA Independent, 09/05/14

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