To make sure all students are provided a quality education experience, the Kentucky Chamber supports the formation of locally managed charter schools, especially in areas where certain schools consistently underperform, as one of the tools by which Kentucky schools can improve. Better quality schools for all students will result in a higher quality workforce in the future.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, with bipartisan support, to provide financial incentives for states to replicate successful charter school models. The bill is a part of a series of bills expected to be considered to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind) one piece at a time. For further details on the bill and the politics behind it, read With Bipartisan Support, Law on Expansion of Charter Schools Passes the House from the New York Times.