Initiative 1240 in Washington State

Washington State is another place where public education is under attack this coming Election Day.  On November 6th its citizens will vote on initiative 1240, which would authorize up to 40 privately operated, but taxpayer-funded charter schools, exempt from many of the laws governing existing public schools.

Diane Ravitch has the list of the many groups opposed to the intiative and the handful of familiar people backing the initiative.

Gates alone has donated $3 million to the campaign to pass this intiative.  Another one of the initiative’s big supporters is Stand For (Against) Children.  Surely you remember them.

People For Our Public Schools, a group who”represents a coalition of parents, teachers; education, community, civil rights and labor organizations; elected officials and local school leaders across Washington State” made the video below titled “Charter School Fairy Tales”…

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