The comment period for proposed federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) requirements has been extended. The new deadline to submit a comment is April 18.
As we’ve noted before, the proposed rule would make it much more difficult for public charter schools to open and operate with federal support. Moreover, requirements could set a worrying precedent for charter independence.
Charter supporters are taking action. See an article in The 74 today about push-back. In addition, Lindalyn’s op-ed (“NC parents, not DC bureaucrats, should decide demand for charter schools”) ran in the Charlotte Observer and the News & Observer this weekend. The Coalition also sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, outlining concerns.