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house Bill H.R. 10

Changes to Charter Schools

Argument in favor

Supports choice, innovation, and excellence in charter school education while making charter schools more universally accessible.

Argument opposed

Places even less focus on traditional public schools. Broadly, some see charter schools as transforming schooling into a consumer good.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • The house Passed May 9th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 360 Yea / 45 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
    IntroducedApril 1st, 2014

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What is House Bill H.R. 10?

Reauthorizes the federal Charter School Program for another five years. Promotes state efforts to develop and expand charter school programs and allows successful charter school models to be replicated nationwide. Formally authorizes a program to support high quality charter management organizations (CMOs) that puts new focus on encouraging charters schools to increase their outreach to students with disabilities and English learners.


Impacts charter schools and the children that attend them; may implicitly affect traditional public schools.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 10

A CBO cost estimate is not available at this time.

More Information


HuffPo: Charter Schools in NYC

LA Times: The Charter School Mistake

National Education Association: Background on Charter Schools

USA Today: Charter Schools a Success

Of Note:

-Charter schools first opened in 1990. Los Angeles has more charter schools than any other school district in the nation. 


Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act

Official Title

To amend the charter school program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.