Public Charter Schools Are One Way We Can Restore Full Confidence in Public Education


Public Charter Schools Are One Way We Can Restore Full Confidence in Public Education

I-1240 (creating a public charter school system): Some 41 states already have such schools. They came into being a generation ago in response to complaints…


I-1240 is a Real Step to Bring More Innovation Into Our Public Schools

The education reform movement has been gaining speed across the country, and a pair of important ballot initiatives next week in Washington and Idaho will…


Op-Ed: Why Teachers Will Love Charter Schools

By Liv Finne Washington Policy Center Bob Dean is a public school teacher and a supporter of Initiative 1240, the ballot measure to allow public…


The Yakima Herald Endorses YES on 1240 – A Tool to Improve Our Public Schools

… A charter school is a public school that is open to all students but operates independently of district management and administrative rules. The rest…


I-1240 Draws Support from Former Charter School Opponent

Sixteen years ago, in another chilly October, parent and school-levy volunteer Lisa Macfarlane managed a phone bank for the anti-charter-school campaign. Back then, Macfarlane believed…


Longview Daily News: YES on 1240 to Strengthen Teaching and Improve Student Performance

…[I-1240] would allow up to 40 charter schools to be instituted statewide over the next five years. Compared to the 2,325 public schools that exist…


Voters Should Approve I-1240 to ‘Create More Opportunities for Children to Learn’

… Charter schools are publicly funded, independent schools established by teachers, parents or community groups that abide by terms of a charter with a local…


Beyond the Debate: Public Charter Schools Part of Overall Solution for Public Education

…[I-1240] supporters say Washington is ready now to join the 41 other states that offer families the charter choice. Voters will have a say, again,…


Kitsap Sun Endorses YES on 1240!

Initiative 1240: This measure would open the door slightly to publicly funded charter schools. If approved, it would authorize up to 40 schools in the…


Past Issaquah PTSA President: Our Kids Can’t Wait – Vote YES on 140

As a public school parent and a past President of the Issaquah PTSA Council, I know firsthand that our traditional public school system does a…


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