Although charter schools were intended to be an educational antidote to the city's struggling traditional public schools, many of the city's charter schools aren't outperforming their district-run counterparts, and on average, performed worse last year in statewide results, according to an Alameda County grand jury report released this week. Despite this, the California State Bd of Ed, the legislature, and Gov. Jerry Brown acquiesce to every demand of the California Charter Schools Association. CCSA has a rich PAC which they use to eliminate candidates who don't support continued expansion of their private sector. They want more and more charter schools, no matter how pathetic their performance. At what point does evidence matter? At no point where privatization is the goal.