Charter schools are under attack in a new education funding bill proposing to cut off ALL federal funding—including funding for students from low-income communities and students with disabilities—for charter schools that contract with businesses.
All schools—district, charter, magnet, and private—contract with businesses to provide students with services and supplies that they need. Charter school leaders would be forced to choose between accessing the federal funds their students are entitled to or working with businesses to provide the supplies and services their students need.
Apparently, Congress thinks those are things that some public school students can go without. More specifically, they think charter school students—who are more likely to be Black and Brown and come from low-income communities—can go without.
Tell your legislature to treat all public school students fairly.