CCSA Statement on the State Board of Education's Unanimous Approval of New Common Core Standards

August 2, 2010

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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
August 2, 2010

Contact: Vicky Waters, CCSA
(415) 505-7575
vwaters@calcharters.org

"Today's vote in support of the proposed national Common Core Standards Initiative is a step in the right direction for education reform. The academic bar for all students in the nation will be raised, creating a system of equality and comparability that will move us closer to eliminating the achievement gap that persists in so many public schools.

"Charter schools in California already measure students' success on their individual skills and abilities, and our teachers work closely with students to ensure they meet minimum academic standards

"California has some of the highest academic standards in the country, and these standards will raise accountability in our classrooms, and guarantee that we, as a state, remain competitive and are better able to prepare our kids for future challenges.

"We commend the committee's hard work on this very important education issue, and look forward to working with the Administration and the State Board of Education on implementation of these standards."

About the California Charter Schools Association

The California Charter Schools Association is the membership and professional organization serving 809 charter public schools that educate more than 341,000 charter school students in the state of California. The mission of the California Charter Schools Association is to lead the charter public school movement in California in order to increase the number of students attending high-quality charter schools. www.calcharters.org

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