CNN reported that the senator will also propose:
- Mandating that charter schools comply with the same oversight requirements as public schools;
- Mandating that at least half of all charter school boards are teachers and parents;
- Disclosing student attrition rates, non-public funding sources, financial interests and other relevant data;
- Matching employment practices at charters with neighboring district schools, including standards set by collective bargaining agreements and restrictions on exorbitant CEO pay;
- Supporting the efforts of charter school teachers to unionize and bringing charter schools to the negotiating table.
“As president I will stand with groups like the NAACP and put a moratorium on federal funding of new charter schools until rules are in place to make sure they are operating with transparency and accountability,” Sanders tweeted on Friday.
The NAACP passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on the expansion of charter schools during its national convention in 2016.
In a report (pdf) on charters released in 2017, the NAACP Task Force on Quality Education recommended the complete elimination of for-profit charter schools.
“No federal, state, or local taxpayer dollars should be used to fund for-profit charter schools, nor should public funding be sent from non-profit charters to for-profit charter management companies,” the report stated. “The widespread findings of misconduct and poor student performance in for-profit charter schools demand the elimination of these schools.”