Statement from M. Karega Rausch, Ph. D., NACSA President & CEO on the recent Supreme Court decision to deny certiorari in Peltier vs. Charter Day School

Statement from M. Karega Rausch, Ph. D., NACSA President & CEO on the recent Supreme Court decision to deny certiorari in Peltier vs. Charter Day School

The decision by the United States Supreme Court to not take up the Peltier vs. Charter Day School case means the ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit stands, affirming that charter schools are state actors for federal student equal protection purposes 

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has consistently affirmed that charter schools are public schools—free and open to all—and are state actors, ensuring federal equal protection for students. Charter school students must continue to enjoy the same civil and constitutional rights and protections as any peer attending a traditional district school. 


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