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Growth of Charter Schools in California Leads to Conflict with School Districts

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 (Francesca Segre)

Charter school advocates are seeking to double the number of students attending charter schools in California by 2022. One advocacy group is suing state school districts – including Oakland Unified – to be able to use more of their classrooms, even though the districts says they’re strapped for space. In this hour of Forum we’ll get the latest on the fight over charter schools in California.

Guests:

John Fensterwald, editor-at-large, EdSource

Jed Wallace, president and CEO, California Charter Schools Association (CCSA); former COO of a charter school called, "High Tech High"; former elementary school teacher

Alex Caputo-Pearl, president, United Teachers Los Angeles

Antwan Wilson, superintendent, Oakland Unified School District

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