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Controversial effort to impose stricter rules on Colorado charter schools fails in first vote  

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A bill introduced by a group of liberal Democrats that was designed to tighten rules for Colorado charter schools and make them more transparent and accountable failed Thursday during its first committee hearing. 

The House Education Committee rejected the measure on an 8-3, bipartisan vote, with four Democrats joining the four Republicans on the panel in voting down the legislation.

House Bill 1363, introduced in March, proposed a range of changes that would have imposed stricter rules on charter schools and affected how they operate. Opponents of the legislation called it “a blatant attack” on charter schools and the families they serve.

Bill proponents and advocates doubled down on what they say is a need to ensure charter schools are as accountable to taxpayers…

Erica Breunlin

2024-04-12 12:12:10

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