In this Q&A, the head of the country's largest charter advocacy group discusses what the recent Los Angeles school board elections mean for charter schools locally and nationally.
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May 24, 2017
May 22, 2017
Steve Zimmer, the recently ousted president of the Los Angeles school board, says the millions of dollars spent securing a pro-charter school majority on that district's board will embolden proponents of charter schools to do the same in other cities and states.
May 17, 2017
A new majority of pro-charter members will now oversee the nation's second largest school district, long a battleground in the larger fight over the expansion of charter schools.
May 16, 2017
The outcome of the election that has attracted a windfall of outside spending will determine whether the Los Angeles school board tilts for or against more charters in the nation's second largest district.
February 01, 2017
In a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders, Eli Broad urged them to reject fellow billionaire and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos' nomination.
November 23, 2016
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Secretary of Education, has a long record of supporting school choice.
September 29, 2016
Eight states and 15 charter school networks are named the 2016 grant recipients of the federal Charter Schools Program.
September 12, 2016
From the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law, to major civil rights groups calling for a moratorium on charters, it's been a busy summer for school choice.
August 09, 2016
The venerable civil rights organization and Black Lives Matter activists are calling for a moratorium on charter school growth.
June 28, 2016
The Walton Foundation has identified access to facilities as one of the biggest barriers to expanding charter schools nationally.