Following the publication of an opinion editorial in the Los Angeles Times that directs a series of unfounded criticisms at public charter schools, Jed Wallace, president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association wrote the following response:
Today, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) called for the closure of six charter schools from across California that are below CCSA's Minimum Criteria for Renewal. Four of the schools are up for renewal by their authorizer this year and two of the schools were renewed despite chronic low performance and have failed to improve.
The op-ed excerpted below originally ran in the L.A. Times on August 30, 2012. It is simply absurd to suggest, as anAug. 28 Times article summarizes a study as reporting, that California charter schools are "placing an ever-greater burden on taxpayers, who must fund an already strained public education system."
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