Of all the groups that give money to charters, The Walton Foundation probably spreads their money around the most. But if they decided to fund us would the association hurt more than it would help?
Regardless of how we decide to fund C3S, it's important that we make it clear to members and potential funders that we see ourselves as adding to the charter conversation, not dividing the movement. We are not organizing "against" other voices. Instead, our role is to enrich the conversation by adding depth and understanding of our needs and interests. It's important that we recognize the important work and valuable contributions that have been made to date by the other national charter school organization.