Thanks in part to the hard work of charter school families and other volunteers, many candidates who support charter schools were elected to school boards, county boards of education and the state legislature in November. Charter-friendly ballot initiatives also fared well at the ballot box. For more information, please check out our sister organization CCSA Advocates’ website at www.ccsaadvocates.org.
In response to the election of Donald Trump and the rhetoric surrounding his campaign, hundreds of students at several charter and traditional schools gathered at Los Angeles City Hall one week after the election. The students talked about why they felt it was important that their voices be heard, expressed concerns about Trump’s divisive rhetoric, and shared their hope that he would respect all children and all people.
Charter school families from the San Fernando Valley hosted a lively forum last month featuring candidates running for the LAUSD Board of Education in District 6. Five candidates shared their views on charter schools, choice and other education issues. More than 150 parents attended the event at PUC Triumph Charter Academy. Afterwards, many of the attendees personally met with the candidates. Families are hosting events in several regions around Los Angeles prior to the primary election on March 7, 2017. Congrats to families for getting involved in an election that will impact all students in L.A.!
On October 18th, hundreds of parents from the Huntington Park charter public school community rallied together against a proposed moratorium on charter schools. They spoke proudly and boldly of the academic achievements and support their children were receiving as charter public school students, and asked that the city council hear their words and the needs of their community.