Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) on Saturday will call to ban for-profit charter schools in an education policy speech.
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Sanders will also endorse the NAACP’s moratorium on public funds for charter school expansion until they are audited at the national level and will support halting the use of public funds to underwrite new charter schools, Sanders’ campaign told told The Hill in a statement.
The senator also aims to hold existing charters accountable by giving them the same oversight requirements as public schools, requiring teachers and parents to make up half of charter school boards, mandating financial interest disclosures and other measures.
Sanders’s plan, which was first reported by CNN, will be called the “Thurgood Marshall Plan For Public Education and Educators.”
Sanders will unveil the proposal in a South Carolina speech, CNN reported Friday, and will make the case that black people are disproportionately hurt by charter schools because they take money away from public schools.
His speech will be delivered around the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, which launched the desegregation public schools. According to CNN, he will be the first 2020 candidate to endorse a ban on for-profit charter schools.
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) has endorsed supporting public schools instead of charters. The Trump administration, meanwhile has promoted charter schools.
Sanders and Warren are among two dozen people vying for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.