Gov. Newsom signs law overhauling California charter schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law overhauling California charter schools Thursday in a move seen as a compromise between the state’s teachers’ unions and charter school supporters, who have long argued over how charter schools impact public education.

Charter schools are privately-run or nonprofit public schools that operate by different rules than traditional public schools. Anyone can apply to create a charter school, and state law requires school districts to OK them if they meet certain basic requirements

The law gives school districts more authority to choose which charter schools are approved within district boundaries. It would allow the districts to consider factors including how new charter schools would impact communities and existing schools within districts. And it requires districts to close charter schools if they are not providing students with a good education or if there are concerns with the finances of charter schools or how they are run.

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One Response to Gov. Newsom signs law overhauling California charter schools

  1. William Hicks October 5, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    1) A payoff to public education unions.
    2) Reducing the competition for a failing public education system.
    3) Next target…..private schools.

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