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Agreement Reached On Contentious Bill That Would Restrict New Charter Schools




A student walks toward an entrance of the historic
A student walks toward an entrance of the historic "R Building" on the campus of L.A. Unified's Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights.
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On Wednesday, the teachers unions and charter school supporters came to a compromise on Assembly Bill 1505, a bill that would set restrictions on the creation of new charter schools. 

The deal will give public school districts more power to nix charter school petitions, create a tighter credentialing process and set a 2 year pause on virtual charters. 

Governor Newsom’s aides helped negotiate the compromise with both sides. 

We get the latest on the deal. Plus, if you’re a public school or charter parent, what do you think of the bill? Or if you are a teacher or administrator, how might this affect you? Call us at 866-893-5722.  

We reached out to Governor Newsom, United Teachers Los Angeles and the California Charter Schools Association. They were not able to join us for the interview.

Guests:

Howard Blume, education reporter at the Los Angeles Times; he tweets @howardblume

John Fensterwald, reporter at EdSource, where his recent piece is “Governor, lawmakers agree on new controls on California charter schools”; he tweets @jfenster