Jonathan Cetel is the founding executive director of PennCAN. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

We launched PennCAN with the belief that when ordinary citizens speak up, we can create a system that gives all Pennsylvania kids access to a great school.

Today, we’re a year older, 4,000 supporters stronger and, because of your actions, three campaign wins wiser.

Instead of a cake and candles, we want you to join the celebration by doing what you do best – advocating for policies that improve educational outcomes for our kids.

Join us in asking lawmakers to support our campaign goals:

  • Freedom to Succeed – let’s give the 44,000 Pennsylvania kids on charter school waiting lists the freedom to go to the school of their choice.
  • Reward Excellence – we need to keep our most effective teachers where they belong–in front of the classroom.


We’re so excited to celebrate our first birthday with you, and we hope you are, too! By working together and speaking up in Harrisburg, we’re coming closer to creating a Pennsylvania where any kid can attend a great school.

Now that’s something really worth celebrating.



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