April 28, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Vicky Waters, CCSA
Jed Wallace, president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), responds to today's appointment of Sue Burr as Executive Director of the State Board of Education (SBE) by Governor Brown:
"We applaud Governor Brown's appointment of Sue Burr as executive director of the State Board of Education. Ms. Burr's experience speaks for itself, and her commitment to education is unparalleled."
"As public schools, including charter schools, face uncertain and difficult times in the year ahead, it is more important than ever to focus on improving the public education system in California, and not be deterred from providing every student in the state with the chance and the choice of a quality education that prepares them to meet the challenges of the future."
"The California Charter Schools Association, and our charter members statewide, look forward to working with Ms. Burr, and bring resolution to the issues affecting charter schools."
About the California Charter Schools Association*
The California Charter Schools Association is the membership and professional organization serving 912 charter public schools and more than 365,000 students in the state of California. The Vision of the California Charter Schools Association is to usher in a new era in public education so all students attend independent, innovative, accountable schools of choice. The Mission of the California Charter Schools Association is to influence the legislative and policy environments, leverage collective advocacy, and provide resources to support our members in developing and operating high quality, charter schools reflective of California's student population. For more information, please visit www.calcharters.org.