House Acts to Preserve Aid for Ariz. Charters Held by For-Profit Firms
Wading into a dispute between the Bush administration and Arizona officials, the House of Representatives is seeking to ensure that for-profit charter schools can continue to receive aid under key federal programs.
The Republican-controlled House voted June 24 to reverse the U.S. Department of Education’s recent decision that more than 50 for-profit charter schools in Arizona should not get federal money for special education or the Title I program for disadvantaged students. The schools may also lose out on other federal aid.
GOP lawmakers from Arizona attached the measure to a spending bill for the Education Department...
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