Illinois House votes to strip charter school commission of appeals authority

Legislation passed today in Illinois that would effectively give exclusive charter granting authority to local school districts, thus putting the future of the charter school movement in Illinois at-risk, right under the nose of the Chicago-based National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA).

Legislation that would effectively strip the Illinois State Charter School Commission of its authority passed the state House on Wednesday after falling several votes short on Tuesday. The commission was created in 2011 by near unanimous approval of the General Assembly to oversee the appeals process when a local school district rejects a charter school application.

Source: Illinois House votes to strip charter school commission of appeals authority | Schools | ilnews.org

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