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There is a bill titledSuccess and Opportunity Through Charter Schools”, referred to as HR 10, to rewrite federal charter law that has strong backing by the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Republican majority and is expected to easily pass out of the committee. The bill will be voted on in the House after the mid-April recess.

The bill is basically a privatizers dream come true. It’s “Success and Opportunity” for all who want to get what they can from public school funds.

Here are some of the highlights:

According to the bill, our tax dollars would be used to “provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools”, expand the number of charter schools, “encourage States to provide support to charter schools for facilities financing in an amount more nearly commensurate to the amount the States have typically provided for traditional public schools”, support “the startup of charter schools…

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