THE development of uniform standards for charter schools is the logical next step for this educational movement. The California Charter Schools Association announced Tuesday that it was creating a certification program for the independent campuses, and schools that meet these standards will get a seal of approval. This is a critical key to guiding the growth of charter schools throughout the state. Charters have grown in number in recent years because parents are unhappy with the decline in educational standards in traditional public schools. But that shift won’t last long if families find the same lack of academic standards in charter school classrooms. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!