They would allow new charter schools in addition to the takeover of existing schools. They also would create a new board to approve applications, oversee schools and shut down those that fail.
The state Board of Education wants to oversee charter schools, but proponents say new schools need a boss that won't be biased in favor of the existing system.
Another clash is over allowing online and for-profit schools. Some groups oppose virtual schools, citing poor track records.
The biggest conflict is whether local districts should be able to block charter schools. Leaders would allow A-rated and B-rated districts to block charters from being set up. What's unclear is if C-rated districts would get the same power.