CA Charter School Supporters Take on Union Detractors
California charter school supporters, including parents, are giving union official detractors as good as they are getting. Those who have been using their power to keep charter school growth in California stunted may be in for a surprise. Diana Lambert has the story in edsource.org.
Thousands of charter school supporters gathered on the steps of the state Capitol in Sacramento Wednesday for a high-powered rally meant to send a clear message to legislators: Don’t pass laws that harm their schools.
Dubbed the “Stand for All Students Rally,” it was hosted by the California Charter Schools Association and was a highlight of the organization’s annual four-day conference that ends in Sacramento on Thursday. Speakers included Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education during the Obama administration.