A rational voice has filed a charter school bill. SB 0538 Clemons.
Charter School applicants must demonstrate that they meet certain needs that the school district does not, or is unable to, meet and share results of innovative methods with the district.
This is the number one recommendation in the League’s study of charters. The premise that competition between districts and charters would improve public education has proven to be not only wrong, it is destructive. The bill responds to the fiscal irresponsibility of unfettered expansion of charters. This is one of our themes: School choice means all schools are under funded. Too many schools competing for the same students dilutes funding required to meet even basic student needs. Everyone loses.