|The Cost of Charter Schools for Public School Districts|
A report calculating the fiscal impact of charter schools on California’s Oakland Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District, and San Jose’s East Side Union High School District.
|How charter schools impact public school district budgets|
A compilation of studies by a variety of institutions and authors, all which share a similar finding: districts and the students they serve are undermined by prioritizing charter school growth over educational opportunities for all students.
|Background information on charter schools|
A resource list designed to provide background information and useful policy tools to help communities grapple with how best to fit charter schools into their public education systems.
|Why online education can’t replace brick-and-mortar K-12 schooling|
A list of research on online education revealing a long track record of poor academic performance, lack of equity and access, and privacy concerns.
|Frequently asked questions about online charter schools|
Questions and answers designed to help parents, legislators, and school districts evaluate the use of online charter schools.
|Resources on Virtual Charter Schools|
A resource list designed to provide background information and useful policy tools to help grapple with whether or how to fit online charter schools into public education systems.
|Resources on Education Technology|
A resource list designed to provide background information and useful policy tools to help grapple with whether or how to fit edtech into public education systems.
|11 warning signs that someone is try to privatize your school|
Public education advocates must be vigilant that during the coronavirus crisis no long-term commitments are made that further the privatization of public education.
|Fraud and waste in California’s charter schools|
A report documenting that total alleged and confirmed fraud and waste in California’s charter schools has reached over $149 million, which represents only the tip of the iceberg due to lax regulation and little transparency.
|The cost of charter schools for the West Contra Costa Unified School District|
An analysis performed in partnership with California’s West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) staff directly measuring the financial impact of charter schools on the district’s traditional public schools.
|Are Oakland Charter Schools Double Dipping?|
A data brief produced along with Parents United for Public Schools analyzing federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans awarded to charter schools located in the Oakland Unified School District.
|Examining California’s charter school appeals process|
A report summarizing a number of instances when a California charter school closed after being granted an appeal by a county board or the State Board of Education (SBE).
|The Public School Accountability Agenda|
An 11-point program to ensure that charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately operated, are fulfilling their role in public education as lawmakers intended.
|The Failure of Policy Planning in California’s Charter School Facility Funding|
A report revealing that a substantial portion of the more than $2.5 billion in tax dollars or taxpayer subsidized financing spent on California charter school facilities in the past 15 years has been misspent.
|Virtual Public Education in California|
A report describing management practices and student academic performance at California Virtual Academies (CAVA), the largest provider of virtual public education in California.
|Making the Grade: Questions to Ask About School Services Privatization|
A guide providing examples of important questions that decision makers should consider when faced with a proposed school services privatization effort.
|The Cost of Charter Schools for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)|
A research brief proposing equitable solutions to mitigate the negative fiscal impact of charter schools on all the schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
|Foundation for Excellence in Education and Chiefs for Change Records Requests|
Emails between the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), founded and chaired by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and state education officials show that the foundation is writing state education laws and regulations in ways that could benefit its corporate funders.
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