Charter Schools In Maine? 

A bill that would allow charter schools in Maine is headed to the senate, but with an “ought not to pass” recommendation.The legislature’s education committee voted 8-5 Wednesday to reject the independently run public schools.They are allowed in 40 other states.Supporters said charter school legislation was overdue in Maine.Opponents voiced concern that such schools would divert funds from local school districts already reeling from reduced state subsidies.