New Hampshire Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Charter Schools Grow Despite Political Headwinds

March 15, 2016 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
A great story by Sam Evans Brown. When even NPR calls you out for playing politics, then you know what you're doing is wrong. One point of context in regard to the graph, there are approaximately 178,000 public school students in New Hampshire. Only a fraction of them are public charter school students. It makes you wonder why so many lobbyists are trying to stop this tiny program?

By Sam Evans Brown, NPR "Today the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a budget that doesn’t fund $2.5 million for new charter schools. If that policy stands it would be mean a de facto, two-year moratorium on charter schools. It’s a move that was met with surprise and confusion by charter school advocates. But to understand the decision takes knowing something about the long, political history of charter schools." Click here to read the complete article

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