Lawmakers are on the Verge of Making Big Changes to CA Charter School Law

KNX 1070
August 29, 2019 - 10:23 am

There may be a truce in the fight over charter schools thanks to a deal that was brokered by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Lawmakers haven’t made changes to California’s charter school law in almost three decades but they’re on the verge of doing so now.

Labor groups like teachers’ unions have been fighting for more restrictions on charters.

They believe charters have been taking away too much money and too many resources from traditional schools.

Granada Hills Charter High is the largest charter in the country and parents tell KNX reporter Jon Baird it does a great job educating their kids. 

They think the whole idea of restricting charter schools is wrong.

Another parent told Baird if LAUSD can't do the job, people  should have alternatives like charters.

As part of the deal though financially strapped school districts would have more power to deny charter school petitions and the agreement would make it easier to close low-performing charter schools. 

Plus charter school teachers will have to obtain credentials.