May 26, 2016

Coalition News


Reminder that the deadline of June 1st is approaching for YOU and a friend to sign up for the 2016 Parent Advocacy Boot Camp in Washington, DC on July 10th - 12!!  We only have 2 spots remaining!! We want YOU to fill one of them!!!

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Six Washington charter schools get a second start

(WA) The Olympian | May 25, 2016
Six of Washington’s charter schools will get another lease on life under the state’s new charter law, after action by the Washington State Charter School Commission. The commission, meeting in Tacoma last week, voted to approve five-year contracts with existing charter schools in Tacoma, Seattle and Kent. Contracts are to be signed by the commission chairman, Steve Sundquist, and representatives of the schools by June 2.

Texas students deserve transformational funding reform (Op-Ed)

(TX) Austin American Statesman | May 23, 2016
The Texas Supreme Court’s opinion on school finance got one thing right: Students deserve “transformational, top-to-bottom reforms” for the school funding system. Such reform is especially necessary to address students attending a public charter school. The court rightly acknowledged that charter school students are public school students subject to constitutional protections. However, they altogether dismissed the undisputed fact presented during the litigation that public charter schools receive on average $1,000 less per student than traditional school districts. Public charter school students are not worth less.