NACSA Responds to President Trump’s Proposed FY2019 Budget

In response to President Trump’s recently announced FY2019 budget, which includes a $500 million increase for charter schools, NACSA’s Interim CEO and Vice President of Research & Evaluation, Karega Rausch released the following statement:

“All families and students deserve access to excellent public schools that meet their needs. Charter schools are a vibrant part of that public school landscape that are achieving outstanding outcomes for children across the country, and we support and appreciate the proposed increase in federal funding for charter schools. We remain concerned about proposed cuts to other important education programs that charter schools participate in and benefit from; however, we were glad to see that some of those cuts would be offset by the President’s budget addendum. We look forward to working with Congress to find ways to support both charter schools and all of public education.”



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