This week, EdSource Executive Director Louis Freedberg and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald discuss the implications of the strong endorsement for governor of former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa by the advocacy arm of the California Charter Schools Association and its strong criticism of candidate and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.
They also talk about the surprise increase in federal funding for child care and education, contrary to the wishes of President Trump, and about the state’s new plan deal with disproportionate numbers of inexperienced and ineffective teachers in low-income schools.
Louis interviews reporter Theresa Harrington about the civil rights lawsuit to change how school boards are elected in a Bay Area district.
You can read EdSource’s coverage of:
- The California Charter Schools Association Advocates’ endorsement of Antonia Villaraigosa
- The move to change at-large elections in West Contra Costa Unified School District
- The state ESSA plan for inexperienced and ineffective teachers
- Federal funding for after-school programs intact, despite threatened budget cuts