House to Vote on Charter School Legislation

MARCH 5, 2007 - Posted at 7:26 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Increasing the number of charter schools in Arkansas is the aim of a bill scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives today.

Representative Keven Anderson of Rogers is the bill sponsor. The measure would increase the number of charter schools the state could have from 24 to 48. It also would remove a requirement that the charter schools be distributed evenly among Arkansas' four congressional districts. The Arkansas Education Association, the state's largest teachers union, has been critical of the bill.

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