Chad Readler named Chair of the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools
At its annual meeting in November 2010, the board of directors of the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools named Jones Day Columbus partner Chad Readler as the board's new Chair. The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent membership organization dedicated to the enhancement and sustainability of quality charter schools through standards, values, best practices, and business and financing resources. OAPCS emphasizes the need for excellence among Ohio's charter schools. Charter schools are a major element of public education reform in the United States, and Ohio has the fifth-largest charter school enrollment in the nation.
Mr. Readler also is a founding board member and past board chair of Crittenton Community School, a Columbus-based charter school that uses individualized learning plans to assist challenged students in grades 6 through 9. At Crittenton, students work through their difficulties with one-on-one teaching time and alternative learning methods individualized to each student.
Additionally, Mr. Readler has represented the interests of charter schools in a number of significant legal matters, including by successfully defending the constitutionality of Ohio's charter school program before the Ohio Supreme Court.