On Monday, Black charter public school families and advocates from across the state delivered a simple message at the doorstep of Assemblyman Kevin McCarty’s Sacramento office: kill your CTA-backed bill that puts a cap on quality charter public schools in California.
It’s hard to believe that a week has come and gone since the #Stand4All Students Rally! Whether you were there in person, watching on social media, or missed it, we’d encourage you to read this great recap from EdSource. Below are our favorite quotes from the story that capture the spirt of the day and the fight ahead.
First, we have to say: CharterNation, you are incredible! Over 7,000 students, parents, teachers and educators traveled from as far north as Chico and far south as Los Angeles to make their voices heard in Sacramento during last Wednesday’s #Stand4All Students Rally. It was so inspiring, and we have no doubt that legislators heard you loud and clear.
For much of 2019, the conversation around public education in Los Angeles has been divisive. In a post-strike world, many L.A. parents are ready for unity and solutions. Last weekend, they had a chance to pursue both during the One City, All Kids summit put on by Great Public Schools Now, a nonprofit organization committed to increasing the number of quality public schools in high need neighborhoods.