I just saw this tweet from Ken Libby:
Sneaky: parent trigger-like mechanism incorporated into WA charter initiative: blogs.seattletimes.com/uwelectioneye/… Wonder why they havent played that up…
— ken libby (@kenmlibby) July 27, 2012
Washington State is preparing to vote on an initiative to support the creation of charter schools, an effort that has been voted down three times in the past.
Here’s an excerpt from an article about the initiative, being bankrolled by folks like Bill Gates, Eli Broad, and John Walton:
In addition, I-1240 enables an existing public school to be converted to a charter school if the applicant has majority support of the parents or of the teachers. The resulting charter school would not pay rent to the public school district that owns the facility.
Thanks to Ken for highlighting this point….