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We believe every child has the right to a free, quality, equitable, education in their community that meets their needs. We agree with the NAACP resolution and report that recommends a moratorium on the opening of any new charter schools.
We know that siphoning funding to support a charter school will decrease support staff, increase class size, eliminate language, music, and arts curriculum, compromise the safety and maintenance of school facilities, and threaten programs that support students with special needs in our neighborhood public schools.
We feel strongly that schools that serve our kids must be accountable to locally elected school boards.
It is for these reasons, that we oppose the Illinois Network of Charter School's WeCan effort to open a multi-district charter school in the western suburbs of Chicago, specifically Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Forest Park, River Forest, Broadview, Melrose Park, and Bellwood.
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