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Despite high marks, Pennsylvania charter schools still under attack

By Evan Grossman |

PHILADELPHIA — A national education reform organization charges school choice and education freedom are under siege in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Despite a host of new data that affirms academic achievement levels of charter schools and points to public thirst for more of them, charters continue to face an uphill battle, according to the Center for Education Reform.

Pennsylvania received a ‘C’ grade in its Charter School Laws Across the States 2015: Rankings and Scorecard “primarily because charters face relentless hostility from both local districts, and now state leaders,” CER President Kara Kerwin said.