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Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

The following are but a few of the questions to be asked in evaluating the enactment of sections of the No Child Left Behind law pertaining to public charter schools.

Is additional federal funding for grants to support planning, design and implementation (Title V, Part B, Subpart 1) available to more independent charter school projects?

Is federal funding to match state per-pupil facilities aid grants (Title V, Part B, Subpart 1) now available to charter schools?

To what extent are credit enhancements (Title V, Part B, Subpart 2) being offered to assist charter schools in acquiring, renovating and constructing facilities?

Are Title V grants for innovative programs and parental choice (Title V, Part A) being made available to independent charter school projects?

How actively are states transferring federal funding of Title VI grants for programs such as the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants, Educational Technology State Grants, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Special Education Grants to States and the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants Program to their local education authorities and charter schools?

Is Title I funding for supplemental education services to disadvantaged and at-risk students and professional development programs for teachers being made available to independent charter schools?

How accurate a measure of the abilities of primary and secondary school students are performance indices behind the criteria of Adequate Yearly Progress in English language arts and mathematics?

Is analysis of test data concurrent with AYP requirements a fair measure of individual school performance?

   

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