Wibbitz - Education Post
Here’s what you need to know about California’s new anti-charter bills
Here’s what you need to know about California’s new anti-charter bills. If passed, the bills aim to achieve four main things. 2. Make it harder for charters to get authorized by giving the districts virtually all power over the matter. 3. Cap the number of charters at whatever it is right now and make it so having more than 10% of students attending charter schools in a district is against the law. 4. Put the brakes on charter schools finding a building to open a school outside of the district. Despite the attention to charter schools, only 10.6% of students were enrolled in charter schools in California statewide in 2018. But among those students are nearly 50,000 African American students across California. Black families in California are more likely than families of other races to choose charter schools for their children. In 7 out of 8 major school districts in California, The reality is Black and Brown families need options—especially in California. There must be less resistance to schools that are working, and more attention to how we can improve all schools so our most vulnerable students are not losing.