Maine Charter Schools Get Federal Dollars

posted on 22 Nov 2013 01:01 by piastonmoltipa

Three more charter schools opened this year, bringing Maines total to five charter schools. A total of 10 charter schools are allowed under current law. Maines charter schools receive public funding but are formed and operated by parents, teachers and community leaders, and are exempt from certain regulations that apply to public schools. They have become a partisan issue in Maine, strongly backed by Governor Paul LePage and conservative groups, and opposed by some legislators and others who want to protect funding for traditional public schools.
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