Nov. 15, 2019

WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and officials with Philadelphia Charters for Excellence (PCE) will host charter school parents, students and educators at the state Capitol to rally against Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to drastically cut funding to Pennsylvania’s charter schools. Philadelphia has the state’s largest concentration of charter schools. The schools are in such demand in the city that more than 30,000 students are on charter school waitlists.

WHO: Turzai, along with PCE officials, legislators, parents, students and charter school administrators from Philadelphia charter schools.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m.

WHERE: Main Rotunda, State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The press conference will be live streamed on

Media contact: Christine Goldbeck, 717.787-7977,