Some fear proposal could cap charter-school growth in Philadelphia

09/11/2009 | Philadelphia Daily News

Charter-school officials are objecting to a change being considered by Philadelphia's School Reform Commission that they say would prevent them from growing. The proposed change would connect charters' applications to add grades or increase enrollment to the charter renewal process, offered at five-year intervals. Currently, the state's charter schools may apply at any time to make those changes. Officials say the change would create an illegal cap on charters.

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