Calif. governor asks if charter schools harm traditional public schools
In the wake of the Los Angeles teachers’ strike, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has joined a push for a review of how charter schools could be causing financial problems for traditional school systems.
He has asked state Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond to convene an expert panel, with a report due by July 1.
“As Governor Newsom stated in his first budget proposal, rising charter school enrollments in some urban districts are having real impacts on those districts’ ability to provide essential support and services for their students,” spokesman Brian Ferguson said in a statement.