Eighteen states rip Biden administration’s proposed crackdown on charter schools

Author: Valerie Richardson
Date: April 18, 2022
Source: Washington Times

Eighteen Republican governors slammed Monday the Biden administration’s effort to restrict federal grants to charter schools, accusing the administration of seeking to position itself as a “national charter school board.”

Led by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, the governors asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to remove the proposed “community impact analysis”; keep open the “unprecedentedly short” one-month comment period, and delay any changes until the next fiscal year.

“We oppose any attempts by the federal government to act as a national charter school board, impose a top-down and one-size-fits-all approach, and undermine the authority of parents to choose the educational option best for their child,” said the comment from the red-state governors.