California continues to be at the forefront of the Charter Movement since 1992 when it became the 2nd state after Minnesota to legally allow charter schools. This year there were 81 new charters that opened in the state of California, and 33 of those were in Los Angeles County alone.
This is the largest one-year increase since its inception twenty years ago.
It is estimated that about one in SIX students attend charter schools within the LAUSD!
To read more about the proliferation of charter schools, including an attempt by LAUSD School Board member Steve Zimmer to block the surge of new charters, read HERE.
View a list of upcoming elementary school charter application deadlines HERE.