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Rule Related To Charter School Crackdown Delayed After Panel Sends It To Agency For Another Review

by Karen Kasler

A proposed change in a rule on how charter school sponsors would be measured on their compliance with state laws has been delayed for now.

On a party line vote, a Republican-dominated panel of lawmakers sent the charter schools rule back to the state office that reviews regulations for their impact on business. But that office has already done a report on this rule. Republican Sen. Joe Uecker of the Cincinnati area says this move is not just an effort to delay charter school sponsors’ evaluations – which are supposed to come out in October.

“Absolutely not. We just feel that there needs to be a fairness in the reporting.”

The Department of Education says the rule is needed to put into effect the charter school crackdown law that passed earlier this year. But Uecker says the previous report didn’t include enough input to really measure the impact on charter schools.