SB 808, a destructive bill nicknamed “charter killer” that would limit approval of charter schools, was riling parents up and down around the state. In Sacramento, 85 parents spent two days lobbying against the bill, introduced by Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia.Parents eager to speak out against it lined up during the Senate Education Committee hearings at the Capital to offer their testimony. They told heartfelt stories of how their children’s lives were being transformed by their charter school. In LA, more than two dozen parents met with Mendoza and made an impassioned plea to demand that he drop the bill.
Finally, after weeks from parents badgering Mendoza, the senator decided to not immediately pursue SB 808 and it was not put up for a vote during the education hearing.