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Education regulation: DoE only wants to fund charter schools that obey their new ‘rules’

Published in Blog on April 11, 2022 by Silence Dogood

The Department of Education is proposing a new set of rules for charter schools that would restrict funding if certain criteria are not met, essentially leveraging the power of federal funds against local communities. 

The proposed rule would require new charter schools to prove there's a demand and show how they would ensure diversity. Congress has already passed a $440 million budget for the charter school program and many of these schools rely on these programs for their operations. 

Yet start-up schools under the new rules would be required to provide evidence of over-enrollment in existing public schools.

Instead of creating alternatives in some communities to public schools that are failing to adequately prepare students to proficient levels, the government wants proof of over-enrollment in existing schools. 

Charter schools are publicly funded just like regular public schools, however, they are privately-run institutions, meaning the government should stay out of operations at least to a certain extent.

But if the Department of Education moves forward with tightening regulations on how charter schools receive grant money, they will become indifferent from the public school system.

“We take this action to create results-driven policies to help promote positive student outcomes, student and staff diversity, educator and community empowerment, promising practices, and accountability, including fiscal transparency and responsibility, in charter schools supported with CSP funds, which can serve as models for other charter schools,” the proposed rules state.

The Biden administration appears to be trying to tighten its grip on schools so that progressives ideologies can more effectively be spread onto children. Now more than ever, we need the federal government to back off and let the American people live freely.

The attack on children has continuously been seen in the past few weeks. Children have become the target of many disturbing political issues, from the Disney grooming assertions to the radical gender push on minors that the White House is trying to defend.  

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