The National Alliance is committed to ensuring that local, state, and federal laws allow students, parents, teachers, and communities to have access to high-quality charter school options.
Connecting the Legal Community
The National Alliance runs the Alliance for Public Charter School Attorneys (APCSA)—a network to connect lawyers serving charter schools around the country in order to build dialogue and grow a robust community of practice. The National Alliance also hosts semi-annual legal seminars to identify and discuss emerging legal challenges in the charter sector.
Investing in Litigation with National Impact
The Charter Schools Legal Action Fund (CSLAF) is one vehicle the National Alliance uses to invest and aid legal advocacy to protect and expand charter schools. The National Alliance also files amicus briefs in state and federal cases with national significance—particularly cases that present an opportunity to advocate for equitable student funding; improved facilities access; and consistent, transparent authorizing practices.
Consulting on Federal and State Laws
The National Alliance gives states and school operators the tools they need to better understand, apply, and comply with federal laws, rules, and regulations by providing resources, connections, and one-on-one consultations.