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Committee Kills Charter Schools bill

March 21st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The House Ways and Means Committee has killed a flagship item on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s legislative agenda, turning down a measure setting up a statewide authority to oversee charter schools. The Committee voted, 15-8, to not send the measure to the House floor. The vote split along party lines, with Democrats opposed and Hogan’s fellow Republicans supporting it. The measure would have allowed the new authority to bypass local school boards in creating charter schools. It would have given the authority broad discretion to exempt schools it licensed from state and local regulations. The governor said the primary goal of his proposal was to expand educational opportunities for kids…


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