Re "Link Charters to Colleges," editorial, Aug. 28: I object to the recommendation that the state authorize the University of California and California State University to oversee their own charters. That's the job of local governing boards, and it's one they take seriously.
As a former school board member, I take issue with the assertion that local governing boards are often hostile or indifferent to the charter school movement. School boards are being vigilant, not hostile, when they critique flawed charter applications or take action against inept or unscrupulous operators. They are safeguarding taxpayer dollars when they insist that charter schools pay their fair share for the district facilities and services they use. Local districts are not afraid to learn from those charter schools that work.