Thursday, August 4, 2016

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Washington's Latest Charter School Lawsuit Filed

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Washington's Latest Charter School Lawsuit Filed:

Washington's Latest Charter School Lawsuit Filed


The Associated Press is reporting that a lawsuit has been filed in King County Superior court over the new charter school law passed by the Legislature in the spring.

Teachers unions, parents and other groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday over Washington’s new charter school law, a measure that was enacted last spring after the state Supreme Court struck down the old law. 
The group includes the Washington Education Association, League of Women Voters, El Centro de la Raza and several labor unions.   

The lawsuit contends that the the Legislature did an end run around the previous ruling by finding new public dollars for charter school support instead of the money coming from the General Fund. 
In what can only be termed late-to-the-party, Senator Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who could not fall over himself more to support charter school legislation, had this to say:


“The union is right about one thing,” Fain said. “The state has an unmet duty to a million kids that are in both traditional and charter public schools. A solution to McCleary will provide better equality and opportunity to students no matter what kind of public school they attend.” 
Where was his voice during the legislative session?  Where was the voice of a single charter school on McCleary? 

He also said this:


“There is nothing in the law, the Constitution or the previous court Seattle Schools Community Forum: Washington's Latest Charter School Lawsuit Filed:

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