Pennsylvania House members shouldn't have adjourned without taking up a bill to reform how charter schools operate.
As difficult as it might have been, the House should have tried to find some way to resuscitate the measure - which had been watered down in the Senate - and turn it into legislation that would benefit schoolchildren.
The bill that passed the Senate last week with bipartisan support was far from being perfect. But it did have some good points that would have required better oversight of charters, including annual audits and standardized reporting. The legislation also had some flaws, which must be addressed to prevent mismanagement and inequitable funding.