Expand and Support High Quality Choices
Nebraska families, and particularly families that systematically lack high quality school options, deserve better. Public, non-profit charter schools and the expansion of high quality private school options for low income families will immediately improve the quality of education available to thousands of low-income children while lifting the bar for all students.
Why does Nebraska need to act?
Nebraska is one of only seven states without charter school enabling legislation. Charter schools have proven particularly beneficial for poor children and children of color. Too many of our persistently low performing schools exist in high poverty, high minority neighborhoods. These children and their families deserve better options now. Opening high quality public charter schools and allowing low-income children to attend a high performing private school will give parents a choice and children a chance.
- Opening the Door to High Performing Public Charter Schools
- Expanding Private School Choice to Low Income Families