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Claims that the New York budget agreement is friendly to charter schools are little more than political spin.
This is in response to "Charter envy; As N.Y. boosts school choice for students and parents, Illinois ponders a 'death knell'" (Editorial, April 7). I regret to inform the Tribune Editorial Board that its painstaking admission wasn't necessary because, with respect to charter schools, there's not a lot in the state budget agreement of which to be envious.
Every year, parents across the country camp out and line up to get their kids into good schools. Some have even risked jail terms.
The Tennessee House of Representatives took the final approval measure necessary to pass HB 0702, which significantly increases the likelihood of expanding quality charter schools across the state. The bill will now head to Governor Haslam’s desk.
A unanimous ruling from a New Jersey appellate court upheld the right of the State Commissioner of Education to authorize online charter schools, paving the way for innovation and squashing a union-led effort to discourage the expansion of online education.
The Tennessee Senate on Thursday passed school choice legislation that would allow low-income students in failing schools to use vouchers, adding to the vast array of legislative proposals aimed at improving student outcomes in the Volunteer State.