The School Reform Commission member's actions in a vote about Wister Elementary were not a conflict of interest, state officials ruled.
The SRC member has been showing disdain for teachers and urging parents to see things his way.
The 3-2 vote rejected the recommendation of the charter office.
The Pa. Supreme Court denied an appeal to reconsider a ruling with wide-reaching implications.
The commissioner has not disclosed who is funding her sister's position with a pro-charter consulting group. Experts weigh in on the ethical issues involved.
The commission used its special powers frequently and in a variety of ways. The Supreme Court has declared those powers null and void.
The ruling has huge implications for both charter schools and the union contract.
The displaced leader says he will fight the move in court.