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PA Charter Appeals Board in a "Twilight Zone"

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Kimberly Paynter
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WHYY
The Pennsylvania Charter Appeals Board (CAB) has become a political battleground in a larger fight between Gov. Tom Wolf and state GOP leaders over executive appointees.

In Pennsylvania, charter schools are supposed to be able to appeal to a statewide board if they are unhappy with a local decision. One problem: that board seems to be functionally non-existent.

WHYY Keystone Crossroads’ reporter Avi Wolfman-Arent explains the strange political fight.

(Original air-date: 5/10/21)