Advocate for Charter Law Reform
The California laws, including Prop 39, that enable charter schools to open without a local vote in communities that do not want them must be reformed. We strongly encourage all citizens to become meaningfully educated on the topic, and involved in the quickly growing grass roots movement to demand charter reform. We must insist that our state officials begin implementing the wishes of the people, not of the lobbyists.
What to ask?
- Fight to increase state-wide funding for public education. CA is ranked 41st in the nation for per-pupil funding and 45th for student-teacher ratio (link). We can do better.
- Support local, democratically-elected control. Shut down the current appeals process to county and state boards (link), and give district boards the final say on charter petitions.
- Require taxpayer-funded charters follow all public accountability and transparency laws (link).
- Support the NAACP moratorium on charter school expansion (link).
|Tom Torlakson||State Superintendent of Public Instruction||(916) 319-0800||Superintendent@cde.ca.gov|
|Cindy Chan||Director, Charter Schools Division||(916) 322-6029||CChan@cde.ca.gov|
|SBE Trustee body||State Board of Education members||SBE@cde.ca.gov|
|Mike McGuire||California State Senator, District 2||(916) email@example.com|
|Carol Mills||Aide to Mike McGuire||(916) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mary Jane Burke||Marin County Superintendent of Schools||(415) email@example.com|
|Katie Rice||County Supervisor||(415) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mark Levine||Assembly Member||(916) 319-2010||Click here|
|Buck Ellingson||Legislative Aide assisting Levine with K-12 education||Buck.Ellingson@asm.ca.gov|
|Jared Huffman||US Congressman||(415) 258-9657||Click here|
|Kamala Harris||Senator||(202) 224-3553||Click here|
|Diane Feinstein||Senator||(202) 224-3841||Click here|
|Gavin Newsom||Lieutenant Governor||(916) email@example.com;|