“. . . The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast . . .” (Revelation 13)
The Federal Register
Application for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program-Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools
Purpose of Program: The major purposes of the CSP are to expand opportunities for all students, particularly traditionally underserved students, to attend charter schools and meet challenging State academic standards; provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of public charter schools; increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the United States; evaluate the impact of charter schools on student achievement, families, and communities; share best practices between charter schools and other public schools; encourage States to provide facilities support to charter schools; and support efforts to strengthen the charter school authorizing process.
Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
Estimated Available Funds: For FY 2017, the Administration has requested $350,000,000 under the CSP and authority to use up to $100,000,000 of CSP funds for CMO awards. We intend to use an estimated $57,000,000 for new awards under this competition . . .
Estimated Range of Awards: $600,000-$3,500,000 per year.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $2,000,000 per year.
Estimated Number of Awards: 10-20 awards.
Regardless of the administration, Democrat or Republican, our government is willing to spend $350,000,000 to continue the segregation and discrimination within the current system of education.
Those same funds can be utilized to provide every child in America with a free and public education, in neighborhood schools, with low class sizes, high quality teachers, and adequate resources.
The top priorities of this program give states the power to collect data, commandeer public school facilities for charter school use, and support the growth of charter schools.
We fought against segregation in education in the 50’s, we won the battle but lost the war.
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