May 16, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Vicky Waters, CCSA
Jed Wallace, president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association, released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown's May Revise
"We applaud Governor Brown's leadership and commitment to protect funding for public education, including charter schools, as reflected in today's release of the May Revise for the 2011-12 budget. The proposed increase in funding and the elimination of some deferrals will help ensure charter schools can continue to operate and offer choice and quality education to families across the state."
"Many schools, however, continue to face uncertainty and difficult times. In order to ensure the best possible service delivery to the over 365,000 students that attend charter schools statewide, we urge the Legislature to approve Governor Brown's budget and proposals, and move forward with long-term solutions that keep any cuts away from classrooms and students."
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.