The impacts of the 2018 elections were felt in the 2019 state legislative sessions across the country. While charter school advocates saw some legislative victories, we are facing many strong headwinds in state legislative battles.
Read our 2019 state legislative session highlights for a summary of the notable gains charter schools advocates made this year and the threats faced in hostile climates.
Michigan's Governor Whitmer Implements Budget that Deems Public Charter School Students Less Valuable than their District Counterparts
Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released the following statement on Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to implement budget cuts to Michigan’s charter schools:
State politicians are using students as pawns. Here’s what we want state and federal politicians to know before public school students are put at risk.
Yesterday, the Governor of California announced an agreement had been reached on AB 1505 that produces an extensive overhaul of the California Charter Schools Act.
Today, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 206 into law. In theory, the bill will allow public charter schools in the state. Unfortunately, because of political pressure from special interest groups, the bill was written to actually discourage the creation of high-quality public charter schools.
Today the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a measure that effectively killed Senate Education Bill 451 by tabling it indefinitely. The landmark bill would have allowed the creation of public charter schools in West Virginia, among other provisions.
The tenth edition of the Rankings Report evaluates how well each state aligns its law to the model public charter school law developed by the National Alliance to help states create legislation that supports the growth of high-quality charter schools.
2018 was a big year for the public charter school sector. Let’s take a look back at the highlights on the state and legal front.
Charter schools are finding innovative solutions to state teacher pension plan concerns that could be applied to the broader teacher labor market.