We Don't Cut Corners: Quality, Ethics and Choice in California Public Education

As a charter school today it feels like we're fighting a battle on two fronts. The first is well-known: traditionalists who are against individual choice in education. Everyone needs a boogeyman, and for public education it's been things like perceived lack of funding, the digital divide, new...

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The Disenfranchising of California Families

I grew up in a strict Democratic household. So severe in fact, that anyone who did not share the same beliefs was left to feel moderately or even extremely uncomfortable in our home. We represented the working class and with my father as an impassioned union steward, we closely aligned ourselves...

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Teacher Is Still King Today

I'm not a teacher. I've never been a teacher. But this is my 20th year in K-12 education in finance, marketing, and product development, and I've had some thoughts lately about how education has changed in my time and what it will look like in the near future. While there have been some changes...

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5 Great Benefits of Attending a California Charter School

It's a new year, and it's a great time to discuss school choice and specifically some of the many benefits of choosing a charter school for your child. We know that in Southern California parents have many options when it comes to your child's education. As communities continue to strive for the...

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Top Four Reasons Parents Choose a Specific Charter School

"If you build it, they will come."

Not necessarily! I used to think that this phrase from one of my favorite movies applied when it came to building and marketing schools to K-12 families. Today, not so much. Parents have so many new and exciting school options to choose from. This...

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Why We Need School Choice

Your child’s education is obviously one of your top priorities as a parent. But, the amount of control you have over your child’s education depends predominately on where you live. Traditionally, where you send your child to school rests solely in the hands of the government. Where school...

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Adopting A Customer Centric Focus In K-12 Education

One of the most entrenched beliefs in K-12 education is that students are assigned where to go to school based on where they live. The zip code lottery as it’s sometimes put. Perhaps it’s so entrenched because it’s been that way for over a hundred years. Or, it could be because when it comes to...

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The Fight For Funding: K-12 Students Caught In The Middle

On October 17, 2016, the California Third District Court of Appeal released a decision (reversing a previous decision) that makes many non-classroom-based charter school resource centers located outside the boundaries of the authorizing school district illegal (Anderson Union High School...

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How to Select the Right Charter School for Your Child

My daughter attended charter schools throughout her entire education, grades K-12th, as I was looking for something different than her assigned public school. As a parent and director of charter schools, I have found that charter schools may not be for every student. Some students prefer and do...

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Can Charter Schools And School Districts Coexist?

California charter school enrollment is on the rise. As demand rises, charter schools are popping up all over Southern California. Depending on who you ask, this is either a dream or a nightmare. In fact, some school districts have resorted to legal action to stop charter school expansion....

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