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Public Core is an organization of West Contra Costa County parents, teachers, community members, and school staff who fight for public control and accountability in our schools. We believe that public schools, open to all, are essential to the health of a democratic society. Our goal is high quality, inclusive public education for all students. We believe that the proliferation of privately-operated schools using public money will increase inequalities in education and in our society. We are dedicated to informing the public about the impact of publicly-funded, privately operated schools on our community.

For more information: (510) 270-0955 or
En Español - Working to maintain public control and accountability for public schools in WCCUSD since 2014. Not affiliated with the deceptive website started in 2016 to confuse and distract.

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Reading List on Charter Schools

Articles on West County, California, and the US


FAQ on Charter Schools (English)

(long version) (short version)

Preguntas frecuentes sobre las escuelas chárter

(versión larga) (versión corta)

  • How do Charter schools decide whom to admit?
  • Are Charter schools safe?
  • Are there standardized tests in Charters?
  • Are Charter schools better?
  • Who runs Charter Schools?
  • Are Charter schools "public" schools?
  • Reasons for choosing Charter and Neighborhood schools,
  • And much more.


WCCUSD Charter School Spreadsheet

A spreadsheet listing Charter School info: what, where, who, and connections

What Does a Superintendent Do?

Bayside PTA Council calls for input. We recommend that all parent and community groups voice their opinion.