California Insider: Interview With Gloria Romero on How Public Schools Function as a Monopoly

December 26, 2019 Updated: December 26, 2019

The public school system in California functions like a monopoly, and where you live can impact your kids’ education more than you might think. A lack of options in each neighborhood can limit the ability of families to choose better performing schools.

Our guest today is Gloria Romero. She is an advocate for school choice and active in the charter school industry in California, as well as a former California State Senator. She was also the Democratic majority leader in the State Senate from 2001 until 2008 and the first woman to ever hold that leadership position. Romero discusses how California can improve the school system and offer more choices for students.