Oral argument held in CCSA v. LAUSD

February 06, 2015 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

On Wednesday, PLF attorneys attended the California Supreme Court argument in California Charter Schools Association v. Los Angeles Unified School District. Fortunately for us, the California Supreme Court was meeting in Sacramento this week, so we could just walk a couple blocks to the courtroom.  And for school choice advocates like us, it wa ...


School choice empowers parents


As kids across America head back to school it seems like the perfect time for Pacific Legal Foundation to celebrate Back to School Choice Week. The school choice movement has been under way for decades, and some states have made tremendous progress.  But we still have much to do, as nothing is more important for a parent … ...


Back to School Choice Week 2014

August 18, 2014 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

For the second consecutive year, PLF is celebrating Back to School Choice Week.  All this week on the Liberty Blog we will be discussing cases that PLF is working on that give parents and students a choice in where and how their child is educated.  School choice has many forms including charter schools, vouchers, and education … ...


Charter school students deserve to have their schools treated fairly

April 22, 2013 | By JONATHAN WOOD

An editorial in Saturday’s Washington Post demonstrates that the denial of charter school equity is a nationwide problem.  The article reports that, on average, charter schools receive $13,000 less per pupil than their system run competitors.  For example, in D.C., where charter schools are legally entitled to be treated on an equal footing ...


California Supreme Court to hear important charter school case

April 17, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

We learned some great news this afternoon as the California Supreme Court agreed to hear California Charter School Association v. LASUD.  You can read all about the case — and PLF’s brief to the Supreme Court — here.  This will be the first time that the California Supreme Court has interpreted Proposition 39, California ...


It’s time for Supreme Court guidance on Proposition 39

April 05, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

This morning, PLF filed this letter brief asking the California Supreme Court to review the court of appeal’s decision in California Charter Schools Association v. Los Angeles Unified School District.  The case has to do with how charter schools are supposed to be treated when school districts are allocating facilities.  In California, cha ...