Ingenium Schools leaders recently joined forces with other dedicated charter school leaders to oppose a troubling resolution proposed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). This resolution, which aims to restrict access to LAUSD facilities for charter school students, directly challenges Proposition 39, a law that California voters overwhelmingly supported.
At the heart of this issue is the fundamental right of parents to choose the best education for their children. Charter schools have played a crucial role in expanding these choices, providing alternatives to traditional public education and fostering innovation in the education system.
Here’s a closer look at the key points surrounding this important matter:
Protecting Proposition 39
Proposition 39, passed by Californians, enshrines the right for charter schools to co-locate with LAUSD schools on LAUSD campuses. This law has been instrumental in ensuring that families have options when it comes to their children’s education.
The Troubling Resolution
The LAUSD resolution seeks to ban and limit access to LAUSD facilities by charter school students, directly contravening the spirit and letter of Proposition 39. This move threatens to limit the educational opportunities available to countless students and undermine the choices parents have made.
“Our Kids are Not a Cancer”
In response to the rhetoric used by an LAUSD board member, who likened the Proposition 39 rights of charter schools to a “Cancer that Metastasizes,” charter school leaders came together with a powerful message. Their shirts bore the words, “Our Kids are Not a Cancer,” emphasizing that charter schools are not a detriment but a vital part of the educational landscape, working alongside traditional public schools to provide quality education options.
The Power of Charter Schools
Charter schools have shown their effectiveness in raising academic achievement and providing tailored educational experiences for students. They have a track record of fostering innovation, flexibility, and accountability in education, all of which benefit our communities and, most importantly, our children.
Defending Educational Choice
The charter movement has always championed the importance of giving parents the right to choose the best education for their children. We firmly believe that parents should have access to a variety of educational options, including charter schools, to ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive academically and personally.
In conclusion, Ingenium Schools stands united with other charter school leaders in defense of Proposition 39 and the right to choose a great education for our children. We believe in the power and effectiveness of charter schools and their invaluable contributions to the educational landscape. Together, we will continue to advocate for the educational choices that empower families and support the success of every student. Join us in this important cause and help ensure that “Our Kids are Not a Cancer” but a bright and promising future.
Learn more about the importance of this stance at CCSA’s website here: https://www.ccsa.org/posts/statement-on-lausd-colocation-reso