Charter schools recognize their reputation is at stake when one of them flounders, “so we would be happy to work with the State Board [of Education] and Rep. Hall to look at what’s broken before we try fixes that have potentially grave unintended consequences” Goodall said.

“If we’re trying to prevent charters from opening, the bill might work” by saddling cash-strapped startups with more costs and heavier regulatory burdens, Goodall said.

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