Charter Schools Bill Passes House

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R- West Chester) today issued the following statement after the House passed – on an overwhelming bipartisan basis – the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 10), legislation to strengthen and expand access to the successful Charter School Program:

“Providing all students, regardless of where they come from, access to a quality education is not just a moral obligation, it’s an economic imperative.  You can’t have a strong economy without preparing the next generation to fill the jobs and drive the innovations that will keep America competitive.  Charter schools are a critical part of that effort, providing parents and students more choices, and more opportunities to escape underperforming schools.  This bill will help strengthen the Charter School Program, and make it easier for successful schools to expand to new communities.  It passed with broad, bipartisan support, and deserves an immediate vote in the Senate.”

NOTE: Earlier this week, Boehner released a video message recognizing National Charter Schools Week and talking about how this legislation will help promote and expand charter schools in the 8th District.

SEE ALSO: Local charter schools react to the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act.

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