The Threats to Charter Schools – PRI Sacramento Policy Conference
Despite the success of charter schools, they have come under attack on multiple fronts. State lawmakers have enacted state laws that handicap the establishment of charter schools and their operation. Additionally, charter school opponents have used the Covid-19 pandemic to exacerbate funding disparities between charter schools and traditional public schools. Lance Izumi, author of the new PRI brief, “New and Emerging Threats Facing Charter Schools,” will lead a panel discussing what charter school parents, students and advocates must do to combat the growing threat from teacher unions, state lawmakers, and a new federal administration hostile to their very existence. Panelists include State Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, Norman Gonzales of John Adams Academy, and Cameron Curry of Classical Academies.