Provisions to Strengthen Authorizing a Key Component of the Bipartisan Legislation
April 1, 2014
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has announced its strong support for new legislation that focuses on both the growth and the quality of the charter school sector. The organization’s support for the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (HR 10) was announced Monday during a congressional visit to Global Academy Charter School in Minneapolis by one of the Act’s primary authors, U.S. Representative John Kline (R-MN). Kline was accompanied by committee member Representative Luke Messer (R-IN) and NACSA president and CEO Greg Richmond.
Kline, Chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, along with ranking Democratic Representative George Miller (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan legislation Tuesday with the intent of both expanding and strengthening the federal Charter School Program (CSP). In its announcement, NACSA noted the Act’s specific provisions to support the continued growth of the charter sector both among successful networks of charter schools and by stand-alone charter schools launched by educators, parents and communities.
“The federal CSP program is a primary driver for growth in the sector, but more importantly, it is a primary lever for improved quality. Growth without quality is not our objective.” said Greg Richmond, NACSA president and CEO. “Quality is our objective and the Act contains strong provisions to promote quality and accountability among charter schools.”
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