Renita Thukral: The Legal Challenges Facing Charter Schools

Renita Thukral, Senior Director of Legal Affairs for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, recently gave this lecture as part of the School of Education’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch’ series of talks.

Thurkral coordinates the Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys and addresses civil rights, fiscal equity and labor/employment issues confronting charter schools. Prior to her work with the Alliance, she was the policy director at the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools and, prior to that, the director of policy and advocacy at New Schools for New Orleans. While in New Orleans, she taught as an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law and published an article titled, “The Unique System of Charter Schools in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: Distinctive Structure, Familiar Challenges.”

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