December 16, 2011: After reading complaints about charter school closures, I for one appreciate CCSA's approach to accountability and understand that the charter school movement in the state and nationally needs to police itself before we become just like the rest of the public school system that talks about improvement and innovation but never gets around to it. Charter schools that are failing should be closed - we owe it to every family in California to demand more from our leaders and schools. These students can't afford to spend one minute in a nominal or low performing school and the tax payers can't afford it either. Congratulations CCSA for your willingness to stand up to fulfill the promise of the 1992 Charter School Act. Thank you for putting students first as adults fill the room with noise trying to justify to themselves why failing schools should remain open.
Executive Director, The Classical Academies