Editorial: Strong appointees power state’s charter-school commission

The nine appointed to Washington’s new charter-school commission could offer a powerful vision on non-traditional public schools.

WASHINGTON’S newly appointed charter-school commission holds strong promise for delivering on expectations of high-quality public charter schools.

Voters approved Initiative 1240 to explore the potential of charters to improve education.

Gov. Jay Inslee, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen and House Speaker Frank Chopp, by law, made three appointments each. The nine members seem a collection of intelligent, innovative and pragmatic thinkers.

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