- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A state lawmaker says Indiana should stop approving new charter schools until it determines why increasing numbers of them are failing.

Rep. Greg Porter tells the Indianapolis Business Journal (https://bit.ly/1uLI3Wf ) he’s alarmed by the increasing number of charter schools receiving a D or F and says it’s time to top taking a “shotgun approach” to approving the schools.

More than half the charter schools in Marion County received a D or an F, up from 30 percent two years ago. The percentage is slightly lower statewide but also has increased.

Porter is calling for a moratorium on new charters so legislators and educators can evaluate what’s working and what isn’t among the 64 charter schools currently serving traditional K-12 students.

Six organizations can authorize charter schools in Indiana.

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Information from: Indianapolis Business Journal, https://www.ibj.com

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