The Missouri Senate is considering a bill allowing charter schools to operate in communities across Missouri, taking scarce resources away from students and neighborhood schools.

ACTION NEEDED: Send an e-mail asking your legislator to oppose any bill allowing charter schools to expand across Missouri taking scarce resources away from our students and local schools.

The legislation allows charter schools to operate with low standards, less accountability to parents, and no requirement to function transparently. Charter schools in Missouri have taken millions of local tax dollars from neighborhood schools, often with disastrous results.

Missouri educators believe that charter schools should be sponsored by and accountable to the their community through an elected school board and approved only after an impact study is conducted by the district to consider the proposal. Existing charter schools should move to local school district sponsorship when their charters come up for renewal.

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