DFER Statement on Revised CSP Regulations

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July 6, 2022

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 6, 2022) — Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) National President Shavar Jeffries issued the following statement in response to the revised regulations for the Charter Schools Program released by the U.S. Department of Education:

“The revised regulations are demonstrative of President Biden’s moderate stance on public charter schools—a stance reflective of his approach to policy writ large, and one largely informed by the advocacy of charter students and families, and Democratic leadership—including Senators Bennet, Booker, Hickenlooper and Feinstein, Rep. Torres, and Gov. Polis— who were strong advocates for the revised regulations.

These final regulations will promote accountability, transparency, and fiscal responsibility among all public schools, with a much more workable burden on high-quality public charter schools that serve millions of students nationwide than would have been the case under the originally proposed rules.”