The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools recently sent out a call to action about charter funding. Leaders are asking Congress for more dollars for public charter schools–and they need your support. As a result, the Alliance is urging charter advocates to contact their members of Congress with a request for additional funds for the federal Charter Schools Program.
Here’s the write-up from the Alliance about that campaign:
The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is the nation’s only source of federal funding for new, expanding, and replicating charter schools. Still, it has been flat-funded at $440 million for the past four years—less than 1% of the country’s total public education budget.We are asking Congress for $500 million to ensure charter schools are able to continue to open in the communities that want and need them. It is particularly important that CSP funding effectively supports charter school facilities. Contact your Members of Congress to remind them to protect all children’s access to a high-quality, public education.
Click here to send an email to your members of Congress.