Victory for charter school students in lawsuit against LAUSD

April 09, 2015 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

The California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in California Charter Schools Association v. Los Angeles Unified School District. This case concerns how school districts are to properly comply with Proposition 39 — an initiative adopted by voters to ensure that charter school students are treated fairly when school districts a ...


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 … ...


The survival of California charter schools is at stake

November 13, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Yesterday, PLF filed this brief in California Charter Schools Association v. Los Angeles Unified School District.  It is impossible to overstate how important this case is for the future of charter schools in California.  The issue in this case is whether a school district is free to devise its own methods for complying with the voter-approved ...


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 ...