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12/9/09 - Texas Charter School Waiting List Press Conference

For the 2008-09 school year, 40,813 Texas school children were on waiting lists to be accepted into charter schools. This figure is more than double last year's total and demonstrates strong demand for charter schools in Texas.

Press conference participants include:

  • Host, Texas Public Policy Foundation Vice President of Policy and Communication, Justin Keener
  • Texas Public Policy Foundation Center for Education Policy Senior Analyst, Brooke Terry
  • Texas State Senator, The Honorable Dan Patrick
  • Charter school parent, Lupe Arenivar
  • Chief Academic Officer, Harmony School Systems, Kadir Almus
  • Executive Director of the Texas Charter School Association, David Dunn