SACRAMENTO, CA – In response to the Senate Education Committee passing Assembly Bill 1505 and 1507 today, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) issued the following statement from President and CEO Myrna Castrejón:
“We all agree that many of California’s students are not being well-served in our public schools today. Charting a path forward for all students involves having difficult conversations aimed at solving this problem. Let’s not sacrifice the needs of our most vulnerable students who are excelling in charter schools. Instead, let’s focus our collective priority on increasing access to great public schools of all types. After all, charter schools are an integral part of California’s public education system.”
As currently written, CCSA is opposed to AB 1505 and 1507 which are authored by Assemblymembers Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) and Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita). These bills threaten to rip opportunities and public school options away from students and families who need them most.
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About California's Charter Schools Association:
The vision of CCSA is to build great public schools of joy and rigor that prepare all California students for success in college, career, community, and life. The mission of CCSA is to meet parent, educator, and community need for great public school options by supporting and advocating for high quality non-profit charter schools and sharing their success throughout California’s public schools. Learn more.