Join our statewide program where together we can leverage the grassroots power of our charter families to create charter school-friendly local authorizing environments and protect charter schools in the state Legislature.
What is Charter Nation?
A comprehensive education and mobilization program that the California Charter Schools Association Advocates is providing to schools to increase civic engagement and empower charter parents to advocate for the educational choices that they want for their children.
Decisions affecting charter schools are made on the local and state level on a daily basis, on everything from traffic lights to rulings on charter renewals. The charter school families affected by these decisions often have no involvement with the system making them. While the organizations that oppose charters have long-standing bases of power, the charter movement’s largest body of support, its parents, remain largely unorganized and often uninformed about its potential impact.
Recognizing that charter schools are often dealing with limited time and resources, the California Charter Schools Association Advocates seeks to partner with these schools and assist in this important organizing work. In addition to the one-on-one organizing and education that can happen at the school site itself, Charter Nation aims to bring each school’s families into the larger charter community.
To address this problem, CCSAA has formed a comprehensive database made-up of parents, staff and supporters for protecting, growing, and educating the charter school community.
CCSAA can use the Charter Nation database to contact parents and supporters on a large scale and encourage them to:
- Take advantage of educational opportunities to enhance their knowledge of charter school policy, important elections, and legislative affairs.
- Become actively involved in issues in their local communities and neighborhoods.
- Register to vote, as well as inspire others to “get out the vote.”
Why Get Involved?
As part of a larger movement towards educational equity in California, we need each school, each community, and each organization to help get parents and supporters involved. Help us equip our communities with the tools to find their collective voice and use it to benefit students and the charter school movement at large. Learn how you can partner with CCSAA and our Charter Nation program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.