Taxpayer Association Update: More attacks on charter schools

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon,

Senate Bill 767 is another attempt to add more constraints on charter schools and virtual charter schools in particular. Senate Bill 767 was introduced at the request of Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, American Federation of Teachers-Oregon, Oregon School Employees Association, Oregon Education Association. The bill requires virtual charter schools to hire only licensed teachers. It also prevents increased enrolment unless 50% or more of the students are from the district in which the virtual charter school is located. The bill also requires the President of the Senate to set up a work group to evaluate virtual charter schools and produce a report that may include recommendations for legislation in the 2010 session. The membership on this work group will probably be loaded with anti charter school members. This just one more attack on charter schools and especially virtual charter schools.