HJR 759 would change the constitution to allow the Department of Education to establish a statewide system for approving charter schools. Currently, school districts authorize charter schools and the State Board of Education can over rule school board decisions.
The constitution requires a unified system of public schools. This amendment would lead to separate systems which then are subject to different funding streams and laws. It takes away control from local school boards.
WE MUST OPPOSE THIS BILL VIGOROUSLY. IT IS FILED BY MANNY DIAZ FROM MIAMI.