Charter school supporters meet in Frankfort

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by Nicole Harrell

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 28 at 8:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The debate rages on about charter schools in Kentucky. Supporters for charter schools were in Frankfort Thursday as lawmakers took up the issue.

Charter schools are public schools that get state and local funding but can operate under their own set of guidelines.

The Kentucky Charter School project wants lawmakers to allow high quality public charter school options for families in the commonwealth. The group says other ideas have not worked and Kentucky should look at other states that have adopted charter schools. They brought in a representative from Georgia to stress their point. Kentucky's education commissioner also supports charter schools.

Those against it say it takes away resources from other schools.

The charter schools bill passed out of committee and will be voted on by the full senate as earlier as Friday.

It could pass out of the senate but could run into difficulty in the house.

   
 

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