Douglas County Approves Charter School

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) – The Douglas County School District has approved a plan to create its own charter school.

The Choice Scholarship School approved Tuesday would have no unique curriculum and no building, according to the Denver Post. Under the plan, the school would administer standardized tests and students will be taught by private-partner schools.

Groups already angry about the voucher system are critical of plans for what they call a phantom charter school.

In March, the Douglas County school board approved a plan for the state’s first voucher program. That plan would allow up to 500 students now enrolled in the district to receive about $4,500 in state funding to use toward private-school tuition. Those plans are being challenged in court.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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