Charter schools are public schools, but that hasn’t stopped the city council in Richmond from trying to charter students from participating in a crucial college scholarship opportunity that was supposed to include all public school kids. So the charter community has been rallying tirelessly for months to make sure their elected officials do the right thing. At the most recent city council meeting, charter supporters stayed until nearly midnight, pressuring the council to vote to include charters in the “Richmond Promise.” The council delayed voting, so charter folks will keep pushing their leaders to include them. Stay tuned for the next update.
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