Nina Rees, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, released the following statement regarding the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee’s proposed FY24 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Bill.
“All students and families deserve access to a high-quality public education. We thank the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee members for recognizing the value and educational opportunity public charter schools provide to families across the nation with an increase of $10 million to the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) and by providing important new flexibility for state program operators. The program, which has been flat funded for four years, expands opportunities for students.
“Charter schools are public schools. In addition to the CSP, these innovative, high-performing public schools rely on other critical federal funding programs to deliver high-quality services to nearly four million students and families across the country. As negotiations continue, we also hope Congress will restore vital funding for Title I to meet the educational needs of students and communities.”