Washington Public Charter Schools Initiative (I-1240) became state law today, December 6, after the November 2012 election was officially certified. We’d like to thank
you for your help in passing this important initiative and encourage you to
Watch University of Washington professor Paul Hill talk about why he's voting YES on 1240 for public charter schools, then read UW professor Katie Baird in the Seattle Times discussing how voting YES on 1240 will bring some outstanding charter schools to Washington state.
Watch former Washington State University President Sam Smith,
Ph.D., talk about why he's voting Yes on 1240. Dr. Smith is a
strong supporter of public education, and supports charter schools as another
option for addressing the needs of struggling students - including the
14,000 kids who drop out of Washington schools every year.
More and more people are seeing the benefits of public charter schools, especially for struggling students. Public charter schools can offer parents another option in the search for the best learning environment for their children.
Yes on 1240 for public charter schools! 41 states already have public charter schools, and many are successful at closing the achievement gap and helping struggling students succeed. It's time for Washington parents and students to have the same option.
Watch our Director, Shannon Campion, debate an opposition blogger on the Seattle Channel:
Local education leader Tom Vander Ark is co-hosting a conference at the Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, called OpenBlend, with the Tacoma Public Schools and the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD).