California Charter Schools Association Press Release
Thousands of LA Parents Will Rally for “Schools We Can Believe In” on Feb. 4: Parents Tell Elected Officials to Put Students Before Politics at a Citywide Rally for Excellent Schools
|WHAT:||Way too many students in Los Angeles aren't getting the education they deserve, with only 56% of students in LAUSD graduating high school on time. On Saturday, Feb. 4, thousands of parents, teachers and community members will rally to stand up for public school students and demand that parent voices be heard.|
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About the California Charter Schools Association
The California Charter Schools Association is the membership and professional organization serving 912 charter public schools in the state of California. The Vision of the California Charter Schools Association is to usher in a new era in public education so all students attend independent, innovative, accountable schools of choice. The Mission of the California Charter Schools Association is to influence the legislative and policy environments, leverage collective advocacy, and provide resources to support our members in developing and operating high quality, charter schools reflective of California’s student population. For more information, please visit www.calcharters.org.
About Families That Can
Families That Can is a statewide organization of charter school parents united to fight for high-quality public education choices and to be the voice for the children of California. Families that Can educates, empowers and mobilizes parents to hold our leaders accountable for ensuring every child has access to a high-quality public education. We advocate for quality public school choices, equitable treatment and resources for charter public schools, and the advancement and growth of successful charter schools. Find out more at www.familiesthatcan.org.
29. A rash of Astroturf groups appear claiming to represent “the community” or “parents” and all advocate for the exact same corporate ed reforms that your superintendent supports — merit pay, standardized testing, charter schools, alternative credentialing for teachers. Of course, none of these are genuine grassroots community organizations. [see: HOW TO CREATE A FAUX GRASSROOTS ED REFORM ORGANIZATION IN 12 EASY STEPS!Posted by Sue Peters on seattleducation2011| http://bit.ly/ejZdRT]
30. Or, existing groups suddenly become fervidly in favor of teacher bashing, merit pay or charter schools. Don’t be surprised to find that these groups may have received grant money from the corporate ed reform foundations like Gates or Broad.