PA House Appropriations Education Tour

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October 6, 2023 | Testimony by Sharon Sedlar

Video Hearing

“Charter schools are critical in the Pennsylvania education landscape, and it’s a resource and refuge for over 160,000 students attending the 180 charter schools. Children need to feel wanted, safe, fulfilled, educated, and free of danger. PA used to be a leading state in education opportunity and choice, and I think we can get back there again…”

“It shouldn’t be relegated to what you get is based on your zip code or your socioeconomic status. We need to make it fair for all children, so we need to move forward, we need to take action, we need to find solutions for these children, and part of that is choice, charters…collaboration and cooperation.”

October 6, 2023


10AM – 10:15AM: Opening Remarks

  • State Representative Jordan Harris, Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman
  • State Representative Eric Nelson, Appropriations Committee (designee for Minority Chairman Seth Grove)
  • State Representative Joe Ciresi, Education Committee (designee for Majority Chair Pete Schweyer)
  • State Representative Robert Mercuri, Education Committee (designee for Minority Chairman Jesse Topper)
  • Video message from Dr. Roger W. Davis, President, Community College of Beaver County

10:15AM – 11:45AM: Public School Funding Challenges

11:45AM – 1PM: Charter School Education Issues

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