From: The Coalition of Idaho Charter School Families
As you may have heard, last week the Supreme Court in the state of Washington ruled that the charter school law in the state is unconstitutional. Just three years ago, Washington voters approved a ballot initiative on a public charter school law. The decision was based on a law dating back to 1909. For more information on the ruling, look here. Charter Schools did open this week, but their future is uncertain.
We disagree with this ruling and would urge you to support our friends in Washington. What can you do? You can follow this link http://p2a.co/NV3g9J8 to contact Gov. Inslee asking for support of Washington's Charter School Students.
With over a million children on waiting lists to enroll in charter schools, and nearly 1200 children in Washington are affected by this ruling, the evidence is there that parents and children want a choice in their education. The Washington Supreme Court Justices removed the ability to choose what type of education these parents would like for their children. Data has shown that more schools and more competition improves the quality of education for the entire community. The 1200 children who enrolled in Washington charter schools have lost that ability to have a choice in their education.
Charter Schools work, and we are committed to supporting school choice and helping out school choice advocates from other states. We will continue to support school choice in our state, and in others. We support the Washington school choice advocates, parents and children affected by this unfair ruling.