Texas reaches charter cap

Nov. 24, 2008
State awards 8 charters and reaches self-imposed cap of 215

Texas has handed out its final public school charter, a move that puts pressure on the state to either lift its self-imposed cap or shut down low-performing campuses to make room for more of the untraditional schools. The State Board of Education last week awarded eight charters, raising the total to Texas' cap of 215. Advocates say the thousands of children still on charter school waiting lists serve as proof that Texas needs to continue expanding the movement.

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