This is a letter to State Board of Education President Mike Kirst regarding the new school accountability system, dated September 2, 2016.

Equity Coalition Comments on Evaluation Rubrics


The following are signatories to the letter:

John Affeldt

Managing Attorney

Public Advocates Inc.


Kevine Boggess

Director of Youth Organizing

Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth


Lauren Brady

Directing Attorney – Statewide Education Rights Project

Public Counsel


Ginna Brelsford and Geoffrey Winder

Co-Executive Directors

Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network


Jan Gustason Corea




Oscar E. Cruz

President & CEO

Families In Schools


Nayna Gupta

Staff Attorney

ACLU of California


Deborah Escobedo

Senior Attorney, Racial Justice-Education

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights


Jesse Hahnel

Executive Director

National Center for Youth Law


Betty Hung

Policy Director

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles


Taryn Ishida

Executive Director

Californians for Justice


Alex Johnson

Executive Director

Children’s Defense Fund California


Brian Lee

California State Director

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids


Sergio Luna

Lead Organizer, Education for Liberation Campaign

PICO California


Kenneth Magdaleno

Executive Director

CLEAR (Center for Leadership, Equity and Research)


Pecolia Manigo

Executive Director

Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network


Araceli Simeón

Project Director

Parent Organization Network


Ryan J. Smith

Executive Director

The Education Trust-West


Shelly Spiegel-Coleman

Executive Director

Californians Together


Samantha Tran

Senior Managing Director,

Education Policy Children Now


Arturo Ybarra

Executive Director

Watts/Century Latino Organization (WCLO)

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