HB 591B – read about it

Please contact your State Representative and ask them to vote NO on HB 5918.

HB 5918 would allow charter schools to be renewed up to 10 years instead of the current 5 years.  While public schools are being held more accountable, 10 years is entirely too long for a charter school to operate unfettered.  This bill is a priority of Stand for Children and also a part of Governor Rauner’s vision for public education reform in the state of Illinois.

 

You can view the fact sheet for HB 5918 here.

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2 thoughts on “HB 591B – read about it

  1. Conrad Floeter says:

    I called Carol Sente’s office and was asked to send an e-mail. Rep. Sente needs to hear from our members on this and other education/teacher specific legislation. Please feel free to call her office. I am going to copy the e-mail I just sent. It is mostly pulled from the IEA Fact Sheet. That is why IEA makes these available, so feel free to crib or copy.
    E-mail Carol Sente: repsente@gmail.com

    Rep.Sente-
    I am writing to tell you my opposition to HB 5918. I stand with my union, the Illinois Education Association in opposing this proposed legislation.
    As I’m sure you are aware the majority of school boards in Illinois have rejected charter proposals because the taxpayers who voted for them don’t support charter schools in their district. Therefore, the only way these new charter schools will be established is bypassing the locally elected school board through the State Charter School Commission. This leaves the authorizing and renewal process decisions solely to the State Charter School Commission with no local accountability or input regarding the extended life of a charter school. So even if the charter school was not meeting the standards set forth by the State Charter School Commission after five years, the school could continue to operate. While public schools are being held more accountable, 10 years is entirely too long for a charter school to operate unfettered.
    I look forward to learning of your position on this bill.

    Sincerely,
    Conrad Floeter
    Hawthorn Education Association
    Grassroots Political Activist
    IEA Region 38

  2. Conrad Floeter says:

    Erin-Will my comment on sending an e-mail to Rep Sente be send out like this. Is that possible?Conrad

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