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Charter School Bill Will be Hammered out Towards the End of the Session

It appears that charter school legislation is heading to conference where leaders from the House and Senate will try to hammer out their differences near the end of the session.

The Senate Education Committee has inserted its charter school language in the House charter school bill. If the House Education Committee takes up the Senate bill, it is expected to return the favor by placing its language in the Senate bill.

Groups such as the Parents Campaign have endorsed the House proposal while supporters of a more expansive charter school law have endorsed the Senate plan.

If they choose to, the groups supporting the House bill could try to lobby the full Senate to adopt the more restrictive House version when the bill is brought up for a vote before the full chamber.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Posted March 5, 2013 - 2:16 pm

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