On Friday, August 21, 2015 the Federal Register will release this new award:
“Applications for New Awards: Charter Schools Program Grants to Non-State Educational Agency Eligible Applicants for Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation and for Dissemination”
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Applications for New Awards; Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants to Non-State Educational Agency (Non-SEA) Eligible Applicants for Planning, Program Design, and Initial
Implementation and for Dissemination
AGENCY: Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department
Purpose of Program: The purpose of the CSP is to increase national understanding of the charter school model by expanding the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the Nation; providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools; and evaluating the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, student academic achievement, staff, and parents.
Non-SEA eligible applicants must be from States in which the SEA does not have an approved application under the CSP.
This means that the federal government is offering public funding, tax dollars, to private individuals who wish to open a charter school in states where charter school proliferation has not been approved.
This also means that the federal government, which has no jurisdiction over education, is undermining public education by utilizing tax dollars to support private charter school funding in states that have not succumbed to charter school takeover in their districts.
Our federal government has no right to offer financial support to private charter schools with public funds.
All of America’s children deserve an excellent education that is developmentally appropriate, Arts based, and experiential.
All of America’s children deserve an excellent education that is provided in neighborhood, public schools that are supported by public funds.
All of America’s children deserve an excellent education that is provided by knowledgeable, dedicated educators that acknowledge, understand, and support their gifts and talents as well as the gifts and talents of every member of the school community.
When we provide every child in America with an excellent education, our tax dollars will create a more informed and involved citizenry.
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