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MARCH 1998

Governor Pataki proposes legislation on charter schools

Governor Pataki proposed legislation to allow creation of charter schools -- public schools created by parents, teachers, businesses and others outside the education bureaucracy. The plan strengthens one he first advanced last year. Charter schools would be exempt from most state and local education mandates, including the Taylor Law, and could hire non- certified teachers with appropriate experience and/or education. The Council supports the plan.

March 12, 1998