Charters wants accountability, transparency

Op-Ed by Dr. Michael Conti

CEO, Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

The Observer-Reporter was neither when it penned its op-ed entitled “Wanting public money, but not the accountability.” The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School has been at the forefront of advocating for increased accountability and transparency among charter and cyber-charter schools for longer than a half-decade. Just a bit of basic reporting would have uncovered that, but apparently hyperbole ruled the day.

In spite of the fact that the Legislature has not yet adopted the heightened reforms we’ve requested, we stand by our principles, providing public information requested through the state’s Right-to-Know Law to whatever entity requests it. In all my time at PA Cyber, I can recall one instance in which a Right-To-Know request was denied and went unappealed. Again, basic reporting was ignored. READ MORE