Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 4502, legislation threatening federal funding for public charter schools.
H.R. 4502 includes a $40 million cut to the federal Charter Schools Program, as well as language (in Section 314) that stipulates:
"None of the funds made available by this Act or any other Act may be awarded to a charter school that contracts with a for-profit entity to operate, oversee or manage the activities of the school."
Read a blog post from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to learn more about potential impacts from this bill.
H.R. 4502 passed yesterday along a straight party-line vote. Here is a screenshot of the vote from the website of the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Click on the image to go to a larger view of the overall vote or to look up an individual vote.