Media Advisory: CCSA, California Legislative Black Caucus to Unite & Demand Educational Equity Now

April 10, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Media Contact:
Brittany Parmley
bparmley@ccsa.org
916-221-8588

* * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * *

CCSA, California Legislative Black Caucus to Unite & Demand Educational Equity Now

Sacramento, CA - In an effort to engender greater equity within California's educational system, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) will join members of the California Legislative Black Caucus and members of California's African-American community TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 at 10 am. to announce Assembly Bill (AB) 2635, which will secure additional educational funding for African-American students by fixing a fundamental flaw in the state's educational budget known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

WHO:

  • Dr. Margaret Fortune, Board Chair, CCSA and CEO, Fortune School of Education
  • Dr. Shirley Weber, Assemblymember (D-San Diego)
  • Chris Holden, Assemblymember (D-Pasadena)
  • Nailah Dubose, Student at Fortune Early College High School
  • Dennis Meyers, Assistant Executive Director for Governmental Relations for the California School Boards Association (CSBA)

WHAT:

Wednesday, April 11

10 a.m. Press Conference:
CCSA will join students, members of the California Legislative Black Caucus and California's African-American community to fight for educational equity now!

1:30 p.m. Assembly Education Committee Hearing:
CCSA, students and members of California's African-American community will attend the Assembly Education Committee Hearing to fight for the passage of AB 2635.

WHERE:

Press Conference
Speaker's Press Room
State Capitol
Sacramento, California

Assembly Education Committee Hearing
Room 4202
State Capitol
Sacramento, California

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 11
10 a.m. - Press Conference
1:30 p.m. - Assembly Education Hearing

WHY:

AB 2635 drives equitable funding for California's lowest performing subgroup of students not currently receiving funding under the LCFF, which are African-American students. Additionally, this bill demands greater accountability from both school district and charter school recipients of these supplemental funds over the education outcomes of African-American students.

VISUALS:

Students, members of the California Legislative Black Caucus and members of California's African-American community coming together to fight for educational equity now!

CONTACT:

Brittany Parmley
916-221-8588
BParmley@ccsa.org