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David Harris
Bill seeks to stop 'charter shopping' by failing schools

A bill being considered by the Legislature would make it more difficult for a troubled charter school to "shop" for an organization to sponsor it. House Bill HB 1636 also would provide more scrutiny of private colleges and universities who authorize charter schools by requiring them to register with the state Board of Education, including a strategic vision for chartering, state Rep. Robert Behning, R-Indianapolis, told The Star Press (http://tspne.ws/1A7y4d4 ). The bill was prompted by the state's three main charter authorizers, the Indianapolis mayor's office, Ball State University and the Indiana Charter School Board, Behning said. Those three have had historically a...