Pennsylvania

Year Law Enacted: 1997

Number of Charter Students in the State

132,531


7%

Percentage of public school students attending charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Number of Charter Schools

175


6%

Percentage of public schools that are charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Authorizing Policy Context

Pennsylvania has tried unsuccessfully to pass charter law reform in the last several years. The State must bring consistency to historically variable authorizer practices and engage in standardized performance management practices.