Federal Legislation
June 27, 2002

H.C.R. 386-National Charter Schools Week

Action Requested:
None.

Background:
Official purpose: Supporting a National Charter Schools Week, and for other purposes.

Introduced April 25, 2002 by Rep. Ric Keller (R-FL 8th)
Cosponsors

Status:
4/25/2002: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
4/30/2002: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 404 -3, 2 Present.
4/30/2002: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5/1/2002: Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Bill Summary and Status

HSLDA's Position:
This bill is merely a resolution of Congress recognizing charter schools. This resolution states, "Whereas charter schools are public schools authorized by a designated public body and operating on the principles of accountability, parental involvement, choice, and autonomy." This is the very reason HSLDA does not encourage the use of Charter Schools, they are merely another form of a public school and could restrict parental freedoms in education.

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H.C.R. 386-National Charter Schools Week (pdf)

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