A proposal to allow the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to sell bonds for charter schools died last week along with proposed legislation to increase the state’s cap on the number of charter schools.

Gov. David Paterson had sought the changes to bolster an application for $700 million of education funds under the federal “Race to the Top” program. New York submitted its application to the federal government last week even though the Legislature did not pass the governor’s program bill.

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