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H.R.2218 Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Sep 14, 2011 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on September 13, 2011, with a roll call of 365 ayes, 54 nays, and 12 not voting.

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  • 23% of users oppose H.R.2218

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    Supporting Organizations

    • National Association of Charter School Authorizers

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    • National Association of State Directors of Special Education

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      I know that the organization National Association of State Directors of Special Education supports H.R.2218
    • National School Boards Association

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    • Democrats for Educational Reform

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    • Network of Independent Charter Schools

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    Opposing Organizations

    • American Association of School Administrators

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    • National Education Association

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    • Parents Across America

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • STOP Mandatory Mental Screening and Drugging of our children | _ - July 29, 2012 by Admin - TEXT OF THE BILL H. R. 2218. THE PARENTAL CONSENT ACT. To prohibit the use of Federal funds for any universal or mandatory mental health screening program. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. April 30, 2009 ...

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      As noted by Admin on July 29, 2012, "TEXT OF THE BILL H. R. 2218. THE PARENTAL CONSENT ACT. To prohibit the use of Federal funds for any universal or mandatory mental health screening program. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. April 30, 2009 ..." (/url?q=http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/stop-mandatory-mental-screening-and-drugging-of-our-children/18466/&sa=U&ei=vz8WUMSQDIrdrQHo-4DgBA&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFwvZ3yDqLRhFZ-2KfDtk2JyDdBUg)
    • DUMP JOHN KLINE: With Record Low Support For Congress, Kline ... - July 13, 2012 by Truth Liberty Justice - Approved by Committee 6/14/2011 by a vote of 23-16. House Status : Waiting for the Republican-managed House to authorize debate and final passage. H.R. 2218 EMPOWERING PARENTS THROUGH QUALITY CHARTER ...

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      As noted by Truth Liberty Justice on July 13, 2012, "Approved by Committee 6/14/2011 by a vote of 23-16. House Status : Waiting for the Republican-managed House to authorize debate and final passage. H.R. 2218 EMPOWERING PARENTS THROUGH QUALITY CHARTER ..." (/url?q=http://dumpjohnkline.blogspot.com/2012/07/with-record-low-support-for-congress.html&sa=U&ei=vz8WUMSQDIrdrQHo-4DgBA&ved=0CEMQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNEmxyLyKEpK-r1BTBkLjfK3vPhMLA)
    • DUMP JOHN KLINE: With Record Low Support For Congress, Kline ... - July 13, 2012 by Truth Liberty Justice - Approved by Committee 6/14/2011 by a vote of 23-16. House Status : Waiting for the Republican-managed House to authorize debate and final passage. H.R. 2218 EMPOWERING PARENTS THROUGH QUALITY CHARTER ...

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      As noted by Truth Liberty Justice on July 13, 2012, "Approved by Committee 6/14/2011 by a vote of 23-16. House Status : Waiting for the Republican-managed House to authorize debate and final passage. H.R. 2218 EMPOWERING PARENTS THROUGH QUALITY CHARTER ..." (/url?q=http://dumpjohnkline.blogspot.com/2012/07/with-record-low-support-for-congress.html&sa=U&ei=EgUTUMvKKI6k8gTAg4CYCQ&ved=0CDIQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNH_vapTh4uClJVxhcUCiNvzORd-DQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Ron Paul reintroduces Parental Consent Act, prohibiting federal funding for psychiatric screening of children - February 15, 2012 by Natural News.com - Though first introduced a couple of years ago, the repackaged Parental Consent Act of 2011 (H.R. 2769 - previously H.R. 2218 in 2009) would keep "federal education funds from being used to pay any local educational agency or other instrument of government

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      As noted by Natural News.com on February 15, 2012, "Though first introduced a couple of years ago, the repackaged Parental Consent Act of 2011 (H.R. 2769 - previously H.R. 2218 in 2009) would keep "federal education funds from being used to pay any local educational agency or other instrument of government " (http://www.naturalnews.com/034978_Ron_Paul_parental_consent_psychiatric_screening.html)
    • PSAT for 10-4-11: Tell your Senator what you think about more charter schools - October 04, 2011 by Examiner.com - The US House recently passed HR 2218, which is essentially a charter school expansion bill. This law was opposed by Parents Across America (our position paper here). My Congressman, Bobby Rush, and Congressional Black Caucus Education Chair, ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on October 04, 2011, " The US House recently passed HR 2218, which is essentially a charter school expansion bill. This law was opposed by Parents Across America (our position paper here). My Congressman, Bobby Rush, and Congressional Black Caucus Education Chair, ... " (http://www.examiner.com/k-12-in-chicago/psat-for-10-4-11-tell-your-senator-what-you-think-about-more-charter-schools)
    • 'Procedural' vote will hurt workers - September 30, 2011 by Herald Times Reporter - The amendment to the bill (HR 2218) was blocked by Republican leaders in committee, forcing the Democrats to try a procedural vote of the House to gain standing so they could offer the "Made In America" amendment to the bill. ...

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      As noted by Herald Times Reporter on September 30, 2011, " The amendment to the bill (HR 2218) was blocked by Republican leaders in committee, forcing the Democrats to try a procedural vote of the House to gain standing so they could offer the "Made In America" amendment to the bill. ... " (http://www.htrnews.com/article/20110930/MAN0602/109300546/-Procedural-vote-will-hurt-workers?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs)
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