H.Res. 1149: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Charter School Week, to be held May 2 through May 8, 2010.

H.Res. 1149

Supporting the goals and ideals of National Charter School Week, to be held May 2 through May 8, 2010.

Sponsor
Rep. Rob Bishop

Date
May 5, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1149 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) on March 9, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1149 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • "Supports the goals and ideals of the 11th annual National Charter Schools Week;
  • "Acknowledges and commends charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education and improving and strengthening our public school system;
  • "Calls on the people of the United States to conduct appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities to demonstrate support for charter schools during this weeklong celebration in communities throughout the United States."

 

Background

Charter schools deliver high-quality education and challenge our students to reach their potential. 39 States, the District of Columbia, and Guam have passed laws authorizing charter schools and 4,956 charter schools, an increase of 292 schools from the last school year, are now serving almost 1,500,000 children. Charter schools improve their students' achievement and often stimulate improvement in traditional public schools.