CCSA Applauds Governor Newsom's Commitment to California's Children

January 10, 2019

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

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CCSA Applauds Governor Newsom's Commitment to California's Children

SACRAMENTO, CA - In response to Governor Gavin Newsom's first state budget, California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) President and CEO Myrna Castrejón issued the following statement:

"Governor Newsom's budget recognizes that California's public schools are in desperate need of more funding, and that California's most vulnerable children and students with disabilities are deserving of greater investment and support. We look forward to partnering with the Administration and Legislature to meet the needs of students with disabilities in all public schools this year. This budget is an important first step to improving the lives of California's children through the power of education. CCSA looks forward to working with Governor Newsom on problems big and small to make this happen."

Last year, CCSA worked with diverse stakeholders to secure funding for our state's lowest-performing students and ban for-profit charter schools. We also made historic progress on the issue of charter school accountability and transparency with the California Teachers Association in 2018, and this conversation is expected to continue in the legislative session.

About California's Charter Schools
California's charter schools are public schools built to put the needs of students first. Public, free, and open to all, charter schools are a growing and valuable part of our public education system. They offer a different approach -- one that is as unique as the kids they serve, one that puts kids above bureaucracy, and one that gives passionate teachers the flexibility to create dynamic lesson plans tailored to kids' individual needs. As a result, charter schools send more kids to college and are preparing more kids for the jobs of tomorrow. Learn more here.