Here’s our pick of recent news about the effort to privatize public education in California and the families, students, and teachers fighting back. Not a subscriber? Sign up here.


Charter regulation already paying off. Moody’s says that California’s new law tightening up regulation of charter schools, which took effect on January 1, is credit positive for the state. Bond Buyer

New Aspire campus denied. The Lincoln Unified School District Board of Trustees has unanimously voted down a new charter school from Aspire Public Schools. District staff recommended denial for a litany of reasons, including an unrealistic budget proposal, not complying with specific state laws, insufficient explanation of educational programs and that the petition did not adequately garner the required number of signatures. The Record

Buying legitimacy? Billionaire pro-charter education reformer Eli Broad has moved his Broad Center from Los Angeles to Yale University. Mercedes Schneider

Notorious Los Angeles charter operation to close. The Los Angeles County school board has voted to close an Inglewood charter school with a lengthy history of financial problems and mixed academic performance that, according to the Los Angeles Times, “illustrated flaws in California’s oversight system.” Los Angeles Times

Results out of San Diego County. New figures show that charter schools in San Diego County are performing worse than traditional public schools. The San Diego Union-Tribune

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