Posted by CA Education Code, a resident of another community, on Nov 25, 2008 at 2:31 pm
Mr. Goines should understand or at least read the California Education Code before commenting to the press about his very narrow interpretation of the objectives for charter schools. Even if he personally disagrees with the intent of the law, he should not be misleading the public about it.
Ed Code 47601:
It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting this part,
to provide opportunities for teachers, parents, pupils, and community
members to establish and maintain schools that operate independently
from the existing school district structure, as a method to
accomplish all of the following:
(a) Improve pupil learning.
(b) Increase learning opportunities for all pupils, with special
emphasis on expanded learning experiences for pupils who are
identified as academically low achieving.
(c) Encourage the use of different and innovative teaching
(d) Create new professional opportunities for teachers, including
the opportunity to be responsible for the learning program at the
(e) Provide parents and pupils with expanded choices in the types
of educational opportunities that are available within the public
(f) Hold the schools established under this part accountable for
meeting measurable pupil outcomes, and provide the schools with a
method to change from rule-based to performance-based accountability
(g) Provide vigorous competition within the public school system
to stimulate continual improvements in all public schools.