COVID/Charter Crisis focus of Tuesday’s virtual House Democratic Policy Committee hearing

HARRISBURG, March 1 -- House Democratic Policy Committee Vice Chair Mary Isaacson, D-Philadelphia, will host a virtual hearing to discuss the charter school crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hearing will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2. To view, the media and public can tune in to or the committee’s Facebook page -- @PADemPolicy. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to

Isaacson will be joined by committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and Democratic Policy Committee members to examine the impact charter school enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic has had on public school budgets.

The meeting is one in a series collecting information that will help Pennsylvania better recover from COVID-19 and improve access to quality education.