At a March 6th House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, hearing legislators debated the effectiveness and direction of the charter school movement. Points debated included the oversight of charter schools and their effectiveness as well as the importance of supporting traditional (brick-and-mortar) public schools.

Also discussed was whether charter schools’ admission and discipline policies disproportionately impact underserved students, including students with disabilities and/or lower-performing students.

House Democrats also expressed their concerns regarding the rates of charter school closures and the performance of cyber charter schools.

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