New Hampshire Alliance for Public Charter Schools

New NH charter schools face uncertain future

March 12, 2016 6:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
A thoughtful piece by Morgan True of the Associated Press. The piece explores the potential loss of federal start-up funds and the politics at play at the state level. You can read the full article here.

"If the funding isn't replaced, it could dash the hopes of several groups wanting to open charter schools in the next two years. The state could also lose more than $5 million in charter startup grants from the federal government"...

"A House budget writer, denies playing politics with charter funding, saying it was his understanding that there weren't enough completed applications to receive the grant money"...

"He added, though, that such political maneuvers are perfectly acceptable and widely used. He said the Department of Education told him there weren't enough sufficiently completed charter applications to receive the federal grant money anyway. Deputy Education Commissioner Paul Leather said his department didn't tell Eaton that, but he declined to comment on the readiness of charter applications at that time or their bearing on federal aid. Repeated calls seeking further comment from the Department of Education weren't returned".

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