PA FAMILIES FOR PUBLIC CYBER SCHOOLS ISSUES STATEMENT
ON CUTS TO CYBER SCHOOL EDUCATION
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Jan. 25, 2013) – Pennsylvania Families for Public Cyber Schools today expressed its disappointment in House Majority Leader Mike Turzai’s announcement of proposed public education funding cuts affecting Pennsylvania’s 42,000 children who attend public cyber schools.
“We are extremely disheartened by House Majority Leader Turzai’s proposal to slash the public education budget, jeopardizing the learning of 42,000 Pennsylvania children who attend the commonwealth’s public cyber schools,” stated Monica Allison, president of Pennsylvania Families for Public Cyber Schools.
“Too many in the General Assembly continue to treat our cyber school students like second-class citizens. Public cyber school students have as much right to a quality education as every other school-aged child in Pennsylvania. It’s extremely disappointing that our state’s leadership doesn’t set an even playing field for every child.
“This proposal is not a realistic reflection of the costs associated with delivering a high-quality cyber education to our children. Public cyber schools continue to account for less than 1 percent of our public education budget. These cuts will serve to only threaten our schools and the education they provide our children,” Allison said.