by Lynda Rubin
Third Attempt for String Theory, Significant Community Opposition
Hearings on this year’s new charter applications–High School for Health Sciences Charter and Joan Myers Brown/String Theory–were held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. PA Charter Law stipulates required procedures and timelines for new charter applications submission and decision. This includes two public hearings and the timeline by which the Board must issue its decision. Although both hearings were open to the public, testimony by supporters and/or opponents could be given only at the first hearing, held on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 4 PM. No public testimony was allowed at the January 22 hearing.
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