State Sen. Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) has introduced legislation to allow the state Department of Education to go around a Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee decision and accept a $46 million federal grant to double the number of charter schools in New Hampshire. The committee has twice rejected the grant, claiming it wouldn’t be sustainable and that New Hampshire taxpayers would be left holding the bag, and some say the state should spend more money on traditional public schools. Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut supports the grant and Bradley said he believes that it deserves a full legislative hearing and that charter schools offer “unique opportunities particularly for students in New Hampshire that are at-risk.”

This week’s Tele-Talk question: Should the state accept federal money to create new charter schools?

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