Letters

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Years ago, I asked then State Representative, Paul Clymer (Bucks County), “How many letters do you need to receive on any issue before you get paranoid about that issue… and I am emphasizing the word “paranoid.”

Paul’s answer – “Five”

Why is this?  It is because so few people write (or call) on any issue because they believe (wrongly) that their one voice does not count.  So, when a number of people raise their voice and the State Legislator realizes that they are not paid lobbyists, they take these concerns very seriously.

Below are samples of letters (parts of letters) that you may use.  The most important thing is that you reveal that you know about the proposed legislation and that you have grave concerns as to how they will affect you or your family.

We have provided you with the ability to email your PA Senator or State Representative with language that highlights the concerns about the proposed legislation.  In that email, you may add any information that you wish to personalize the message. Click here to send your emails.

Letters

Letter to the House Education Committee

Dear Representative, This Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the House Education Committee will be voting on House Bill 97, which contains reform to the Charter School Law. The Public Cyber Charter School Association (PCCSA) respectfully requests that you oppose this bill at this time, as it contains cuts that have yet to be studied and substantiated. PCCSA represents eight of the fourteen cyber charter schools in the state, and works collectively as a group to inform policy and optimize the online learning environment for students.

SAT Scores for top 8 Charter Schools

Dear PA House Representative, I am sending you a link, to a list of the recently posted SAT scores for all high schools in Pennsylvania, a cost analysis and a study comparing schools. I would like to bring to your attention two items.

SAT Results to House Representative’s

Dear PA House Representative, I am sending you a link, to a list of the recently posted SAT scores for all high schools in Pennsylvania, a cost analysis and a study comparing schools. I would like to bring to your attention two items.

Reserve Funds – Charters vs. School Districts

Dear Legislators, Governor Wolf in his budget proposal stated: “Reimbursement based on audited costs. By the end of the 2013-14 school year, charter and cyber charter schools had amassed undesignated, unreserved fund balances of more than $156 million because they collected more in tuition revenue than they actually spent on students. The budget includes a requirement for an annual reconciliation whereby charter and cyber charter schools will refund money to their sending school districts if the charter school’s audited expenditures are less than its tuition revenue.”

Letter on 530 Sent to Newspapers

For years, Pennsylvania’s Cyber Charter Schools have been roundly criticized for underperforming on the state’s standardized tests (PSSA’s). This is in part because Cyber Charter Schools attract many students from struggling school districts that have failed to give these students a proper education.

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