Selected readings on US charter schools
(Los Angeles, CA) – The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has released a new report on Los Angeles public high schools which shows that charter schools surpass traditional district schools in graduating college-ready students of all backgrounds.
Today, it is no longer enough to simply stay in school and graduate 12th grade. To be successful in the 21st century workplace, students need to succeed in higher education. This report shows that LA’s charter schools have answered the college-readiness challenge and are changing the future for students now.
“Parents have the right to choose the best educational opportunity for their children. Twenty years ago, that choice was between a traditional public school and a private school – not a true choice for families in Los Angeles. Thanks to the efforts of parents, teachers and community leaders across this state, parents today have another choice: charter public schools,” said Jed Wallace, President and CEO of CCSA. “Through the charter school movement, all children have the opportunity to achieve at high levels and to receive the high-quality education they deserve.”