How California’s Legislation Targeting Public Charter Schools Shows That Blue States Can Oppress Black People Too

By Margaret Fortune
Blue states oppress black people too. Nowhere is this more obvious than in policing and public education in California. California’s Legislature is grappling with these issues this session. Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), a progressive voice and chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, is authoring AB 392, which seeks to change the use of...

TAGS: CCSA, Charter schools, Sacramento

Resistance is NOT Futile

By Edward Ring
The union assault on charter schools in California has intensified, but resistance is not futile. Parents, students, conscientious teachers, lawmakers and concerned citizens are stepping up. There are many ways to fight for charter schools, which represent one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal performance by California’s K-12 system of public education. In an April...

TAGS: CCSA, Charter schools, Democratic Party, education reform, Edward Ring, Larry Sand, pension reform

Chartering an Alternate Path

By Koppany Jordan
Charter school leaders and supporters took aim at Assemblymember Kevin McCarty during a March 13 protest on the steps of the state capitol in Sacramento. McCarty, a Sacramento Democrat, found himself under fire for sponsoring a bill to cap the number of public charter schools in California. Public charter schools, which are privately operated public...

TAGS: CCSA, Charter schools, CTA, Democrats, education reform, Kevin McCarty, Sacramento, Shirley Weber