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Winning Issue » CHARTER SCHOOLS


Charter schools are schools which receive public funding but operate under a contract, or charter, with a state. Charter schools are operated by private education companies, educators and parents. They are independent of school districts, choosing their own curriculum and instructors. When students transfer to charter schools, their local school districts send the departing student’s funding allocation to the charter school. Studies have found urban charter schools tend to outperform local school districts at the elementary and middle school levels. However, suburban charter high schools have not shown an increase in academic performance over public high schools. The charter school program is now more than 20 years old and there are about 5,000 charter schools enrolling about 1.6 million American children in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

Opponents say charter schools have the effect of draining a school district's resources for the remaining students. They claim some cities and states even allow charter schools to use public school facilities, further reducing resources for public school students.
Supporters claim student transfers, and the threat of transfer, force underachieving schools to improve or risk closure.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.1457 - 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act (116th Congress)
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Sean Maloney (NY)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current charter school policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support: 1.) Making grants to states for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public schools, including early learning facilities and charter schools. 2.) Allocating grant funds among states on the basis of the relative portion of school improvement funds provided to local educational agencies (LEAs) in each state. 3.) Making grants to LEAs that serve specified disaster areas for the construction, modernization, renovation or repair of public schools, including early learning facilities and charter schools. 4.) Requiring that only US-produced iron, steel and manufactured goods shall be used in projects funded under this bill. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Sean Maloney (NY) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support:
    1.) Making grants to states for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public schools, including early learning facilities and charter schools.

    2.) Allocating grant funds among states on the basis of the relative portion of school improvement funds provided to local educational agencies (LEAs) in each state.

    3.) Making grants to LEAs that serve specified disaster areas for the construction, modernization, renovation or repair of public schools, including early learning facilities and charter schools.

    4.) Requiring that only US-produced iron, steel and manufactured goods shall be used in projects funded under this bill.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Sean Maloney (NY) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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July 19, 2021
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July 25, 2021
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