PCPCS organized a counter-protest to an anti-cyber charter school rally at the Capitol on Tuesday, the same day the House considered a slate of bills that would impose new regulations on the state’s charter sector.

“[These families] are petrified they’re going to be forced to go to a school district that will not work for them,” Ana Meyers, executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, said. “Test scores are not a priority of these families.”

“I’ve been in school choice [advocacy] for 10 years and the rhetoric has never been this bad,” Meyers said.