CHARTER SCHOOLS & OUSD STUDENTS
I believe that before AB 1505, AB 1507 and SB 126, there was no foundation for a relationship with the charter sector because the playing field was not leveled. I believe that in a field of “choice,” all competitive partners need to play by the same rules and must be held accountable when they do not. There are still fundamental issues that need to be addressed to create a more just competition and fair choice for all students. As a mother of two children with learning disorders, do they have the choice to attend any charter school? How about children in need of further support for emotional and economic resources? The right to choose needs to be made available to all students, as long as students with learning differences cannot exercise their rights to choose, then the playing field continues to be uneven.