President Shows a Strong Commitment to Charter Schools in FY 2017 Budget

President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes $350 million for the Charter Schools Program. This is a 5 percent increase over the $333 million included in the FY2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

National Alliance President and CEO Nina Rees released the following statement in response to the president’s announcement saying, “Throughout his administration, President Obama has been a strong supporter of charter public schools. The charter school movement is grateful for the president’s support, and we applaud his final budget proposal, which provides critically needed funding for the Charter Schools Program (CSP). This funding will allow more high-quality charter schools to open, expand, and replicate, and allow more students to access the great education they deserve.”  Read More



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