Charter Schools, Unions Call a Truce in an Epic Battle as Newsom Brokers a Deal
Ricardo Cano, CALmatters
August 29, 2019 at 8:59AM
But Newsom, who won office amid heavy opposition from deep-pocketed charter supporters, signified soon after he took office in January that he planned to play an active role in mediating California’s charter school debate. One of the first bills Newsom signed this year, Senate Bill 126, requires charters to adhere to the same public-records and open-meeting laws as traditional district schools — a proposal that had passed previously but was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown.