UPDATED: H.R. 2218, The Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 1, 2011
Charter schools empower parents to play a more active role in their child’s education, open doors for teachers to pioneer fresh teaching methods, encourage state and local innovation, and help students escape underperforming schools. Despite high demand and an estimated 420,000 students on charter school wait lists, significant barriers to quality charter school growth exist.
As we work to improve the nation’s education system and raise student achievement levels, much can be gained from expanding access to high-quality charter schools. That’s why the House Education and the Workforce Committee introduced the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 2218). This bipartisan legislation has received support from several organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Chiefs for Change, the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. H.R. 2218 was approved by the House of Representatives on September 13, 2011.
H.R. 2218 - THE EMPOWERING PARENTS THROUGH QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT
The Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act will facilitate the establishment of high-quality charter schools and further encourage choice, innovation and excellence in education. To read a bill summary, click here. To read full bill text as approved by the committee, click here.
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