Transparency is an important tenet of democracy because it provides residents and their elected representatives the ability to meaningfully participate. This is particularly critical for a public education system that is a mix of traditional and charter schools and which requires students and parents to make important choices about what school to apply to attend. How scarce resources are allocated and how those resources will be used to support specific students is central to this process. These topics impact our clients every day. That's why CLC policy analyst Michael Villafranca testified about two bills related to transparency in education. Read the full testimony here.