U.S. House Ed Committee Hearing on Charters

us.capitol.building.double.twin_.pillarsThe U.S. Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Raising the Bar: The Role of Charter Schools in K-12 Education.” The hearing will take place at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 12th in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Charter schools encompass two key principles American families want from our nation’s education system: choice and flexibility. These institutions empower parents to play a more active role in their child’s education, open doors for teachers to pioneer fresh teaching methods, encourage state and local innovation, and help students escape under-performing schools.

Wednesday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to discuss the benefits of the successful charter school model while also exploring opportunities to improve charter school quality and expand access to this valuable school choice option. To watch a LIVE WEBCAST of the hearing, click here.

Witnesses:

Ms. Deborah McGriff
President of the Board
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Milwaukee, WI

Mrs. Lisa Graham Keegan
Chair of the Board
National Association of Charter School Authorizers
Peoria, AZ

Mr. David Linzey
Executive Director
Clayton Valley Charter High School
Oakland, CA

Ms. Alyssa Whitehead-Bust
Chief of Innovation and Reform
Denver Public Schools
Denver, CO

Mr. Alan Rosskamm
Chief Executive Officer
Breakthrough Schools
Cleveland, OH

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