Education Researchers Find Ample Evidence Public Charter Schools Can Help Our Students Do Better


Education Researchers Find Ample Evidence Public Charter Schools Can Help Our Students Do Better

SEATTLE – Washington’s voters will in November again decide whether to allow charter schools in Washington… The writers of the ballot measure that would allow…


Opponents’ Arguments Against I-1240 Don’t Pass the Straight Face Test

I was not surprised by the arguments against charter schools following the Seattle Times editorial board’s endorsement of Initiative 1240, a proposal to create 40…


The Seattle Times Endorses YES on 1240 – Allowing Option of Public Charter Schools Moves Us Forward

Public school students have different needs requiring different classroom techniques. That critical fact is behind the inspiration that launched public charter schools across America 20…


I-1240 is One Step Forward on Washington’s Path to Improving Education for All Students

Washington state’s education system must change in big ways — and it will, partly by stick and potentially by choice. The stick is the recent…


How a Charter School Saved a Rural Farming Community

The town of Walton, Kan., cuts a modest swath through a rich carpet of winter wheat that stretches in green and amber patches toward the…


Tri-City Herald: It’s Time for Washington to Say Yes to the Option of Public Charter Schools

Usually coming late to the dinner table means cold leftovers and the good stuff already is gone. Not the case with charter schools. Being one…


Everett Herald Says YES on 1240: Public Charter Schools are a Key Ingredient in Education Reform

Public charter schools, like religion and politics, should not be discussed in polite company (or at a union hall, a PTA meeting or happy hour…


The Columbian Endorses YES on 1240: The Time Has Come to Allow the Option of Public Charter Schools

Considering that — as stated in the state constitution, and as affirmed by the state Supreme Court — basic public education is the state’s paramount…


Independent Policy Expert Dispels Myth About a ‘Trigger’ in I-1240

… Some of the opponents of a Washington state ballot item that would for the first time allow charters schools are pointing to that language…


Former PTA President: I-1240 Provides a Public School Option for More Classroom Flexibility

As a parent, educator, and former PTA President, I know that a one-size-fits-all approach to education doesn’t work for all students. Parents need more options…


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