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Rhode Island: Support High-Performing Public Charter Schools

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Public charter schools are posting some of Rhode Island’s most impressive gains when it comes to student achievement —- especially for low-income and minority students.

But charter schools are reimbursed for just 30 percent of the costs of building and running schoolhouses, compared to the districts they serve, which are often reimbursed 80 percent or more for building costs.

Unequal reimbursement rates make it nearly impossible for existing charter schools to expand and serve more students or for new charter schools to open.

Right now, the Finance Committee in the Rhode Island House is considering Article 12 -- a proposal that's also known as Super Schoolhouses. Super Schoolhouses would help high-performing charter schools reach even more Rhode Island students.

Over 200 RI-CAN supporters turned out at the statehouse to show their support for Super Schoolhouses, but our legislators need to hear from you too.

Take action today to tell the Finance Committee that it's time for charter schools to receive the reimbursement they deserve.

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