California Charter Association Sets Goal to Double Charter School Enrollment
By Kimberly Sawatka
The expand charter enrollment by 1 million students by 2022. This would double the number of students currently attending charter schools around the state.has set a goal to
The push for increased enrollment is due to the fact thatare currently on a waiting list to attend an area charter school.
California leads the nation in charters, with 1,230 schools in operation, and 230 of those schools located just in the Los Angeles Unified School District – where charter supporters are seeing heavy opposition.
The school boardthat stymies all outside education reforms that “ .”
In Anaheim,who used the state’s Parent Empowerment Act to convert a local elementary school into an independent charter school.
Despite these hardships, parents in California are continuing to push for more educational choice options and with good reason. A new report, “” from Education Cities, sited are independent charter schools.
With the push from parents and people on the ground in California, we hope charter schools meet this ambitious expansion goal and can serve as many students as possible and give them the chance at a brighter future.