Statement from Scott Pearson, Executive Director of the DC Public Charter School Board in Response to Council Vote on First Reading on the Budget Support Act of 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Contact: Audrey Williams 
Washington, D.C. — As we have seen with charter schools in jurisdictions around the country, the prospect of a neighborhood preference for charter schools is a complicated issue. For this reason, the DC Public Charter School Board applauds Council Chairman Kwame Brown for his leadership in establishing a task force that will carefully examine the issue and seek neighborhood input from the communities that would be affected.