(ONN) – A federal proposal that would limit funding for new charter schools is getting pushback from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.
The governor co-signed a letter with 17 other governors criticizing the proposal.
The law would require new charter schools to prove that their public districts are over-enrolled in order to receive funding.
The governors argue charter schools provide high-quality public school education to underrepresented communities.
But critics argue that charter schools take away much-needed federal dollars from public schools.
Today, I joined @GovBillLee and 16 other governors in sending a letter that calls on the Biden Admin. to remove a proposed rule that would make it unnecessarily difficult to apply for federal funding that could limit new charter school creation. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/xjn6ul99oF
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) April 18, 2022