A win for Jackie Goldberg would create a more union-friendly board and an uncertain future for charter schools.
Heather Repenning says she occupies middle ground between the teachers’ union and the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA).
The Assembly Education Committee chaired by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, a former high school teacher, approved legislation that, among other things, would place a cap on charter schools in the state to approximately their current levels and deny the State Board of Education the ability to approve a charter application after being denied by a school district or county office of education.
Both the California Teachers Association and the California Charter Schools Association, which have been waging a high-profile battle over charter schools, were represented at signing event in the Capitol. The bill became law only two weeks after it was first heard in committee in the State Capitol.