Charter school equity bill advances amid debate over local control

Author: Peter Marcus - February 15, 2017 - Updated: February 15, 2017

As the debate over equitable funding for charter schools continued on Wednesday in the legislature, political lines became unclear, as Democrats picked up the torch for local control. The Senate Education Committee advanced a bipartisan bill that would require districts to distribute revenue from local property taxes equally to charters on a per-pupil basis. It […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.