Last week, I reported on a public hearing before the San Joaquin County Board of Education regarding a proposed charter school – the World Language Academy, from the Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAS).
The public hearing was pretty one-sided, with opponents of the charter taking up most of the two-hour comment period. There were some supporters, too, but far fewer. AAS Northern California Director Bill Redford eventually announced that the charter group would pull its petition from the county, and take its proposal to districts instead. The situation had become too politicized, he said.
After the article published, I was in contact with Redford. He wanted to be very clear that he doesn’t agree with opponents, and I asked him to submit a full statement to me and I’d post it here. Click on the link below to read his unedited statement.
Redford also wanted to send along some information on charter schools. Here’s the report he wanted to share: