With new report from state task force, pressure mounts on Gov. Newsom to break silence on pending legislation that would restrict charter schools
*Corrected June 20 After three months of meetings, the California charter school task force has released its much-anticipated report, raising questions about the future of legislation that could reshape the state’s growing charter school landscape. The report, sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday, outlined four unanimously supported recommendations revising the authorizing process for new...
By Noble Ingram | June 12, 2019
Two of the strongest anti-charter bills fail in the California legislature, but two others move ahead as both sides claim victory
What started as a package of four bills tamping down on charter schools in California quickly became two this week, as legislation in the Assembly and the Senate that looked to cap the schools in one chamber and place a moratorium on their future growth in the other were both withdrawn. The demise of Assembly...
By Noble Ingram | May 31, 2019
Charter school showdown in Sacramento: Assembly moves forward with package of powerful regulations as proponents and teachers unions clash
The biggest statewide battle over charter schools in the country is coming to a head in California. Amid competing protests in Sacramento on Wednesday, the California Assembly narrowly passed legislation that would give local school districts sole authority to approve new charter schools. The bill, titled AB 1505, is one of several new measures the...
By Noble Ingram | May 24, 2019