Monday, September 21, 2015

Repeal the Charter School Act

For the past three years, I have been shedding light on the problem of charter school co-locations. I believe co-locations are wrong. They create separate and unequal conditions on campuses and have local schools fighting for their lives as resources are stolen from them in the name of co-location.
    One group, Voices Against Privatising Public Education (facebook page), is working on a ballot proposition that would not only end co-locations but would eliminate charter schools completely from the California educational landscape.
    The group has started an online petition which has already garnered over 1000 signatures and has been endorsed by various labor and democratic groups. VAPPE also has a blog where you can read the language of the proposed initiative.
    Wow, wouldn't that be great if this was on the ballot for November 2016 and ends charters schools in California by July 2017. It would mean these co-location adventures would finally be over.
    If you are reading this and haven't signed the online petition please do so now. It only takes a moment, and it can help make our dream of fair public education for all a reality.

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