Charter schools raise property taxes

HARRISBURG, April 4 – The House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing about Pennsylvania charter schools, laws regulating them, and their overall impact on property taxes.

The hearing was hosted by Isaacson, and Reps. Joe Ciresi and Carol Hill-Evans, and took place in Harrisburg where lawmakers joined in person and virtually to hear from public school leaders, advocates and educators. 

Host + Testifiers

  • Hosted by: Vice Chair Mary Isaacson, Rep. Joe Ciresi, and Rep. Carol Hill-Evans
  • Testimony by:
    • Uri Monson, Chief Financial Officer, School District of Philadelphia
    • Arthur Steinberg, President, Pennsylvania AFT
    • Stephen Rodriguez, Superintendent, Pottstown School District
    • Tomea Sippio-Smith, K-12 Education Policy Director, Children First
    • Larry Feinberg, Director, Keystone Center for Charter Change

Agenda + Testimony

Media Release + News Coverage

Video + Photos

Photos: April 4, 2022 -Impact of Charter Schools on Raising Property Taxes