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Reader Poll: York Schools Should Not Have Been Privatized

Map_of_York_County_Pennsylvania_School_DistrictsYork’s schools should remain public institutions.

That’s the conclusion our readers came to after a York County Judge affirmed the decision to convert all of the city’s public schools into charter schools.

357 readers disapprove of this course of action.

On the other hand, 197 respondents agree that this method will help improve the school system of the city of York.

The full results are included below:

Do you Agree with the Decision to Privatize the York City Schools?


  • No (64%)
  • Yes (36%)

Total Voters: 554

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3 Responses

  1. But who “regulates” charter schools if this radical strategy is permitted?
    A non-elected receiver appointed by an outgoing adminstration?
    Elected school boards may or may not always have the best individuals serving, but they do listen to the public and have the best interests of the students at heart.
    If the general public can’t elect who supervises and sets policy for a school district- it is not PUBLIC education .

    The York City School Board is relieved of its authority to set policy and only gets to set tax rates- but has no way to account for any dereliction of duty or financial mismanagement by a charter corporation – then the general public is disenfranchised. Thatv is not PUBLIC education.

  2. As Alan indicates, the poll headline is extraordinarily misleading. Sad that 357 poll respondents may now believe that a judge somehow abolished public education in York City.

  3. Your poll is misleading. Charter schools are not private schools. They are public schools operated under charters. This is a major point. Charter schools are funded with public dollars and are subject to laws like traditional school districts such as right to know laws, sunshine and ethics laws.

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    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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