The Educated Guess: Charters, Ed Coalition at odds over buildings

By John Fensterwald – Educated Guess

The Education Coalition, the organization that represents mainstream education groups, announced its opposition Thursday to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to require a school district to offer charter schools any building that it decides it no longer needs.

The proposal is one of several that the governor included in his May budget revision to benefit charters, which, the budget notes, receive lower state reimbursements than district schools and generally face higher facilities costs. But the Coalition noted that selling surplus property and using the proceeds for general fund purposes is “one of the few ways districts have mitigated cuts.”

via Charters, Ed Coalition at odds over buildings – by John Fensterwald – Educated Guess.

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