Charters may push public schools to reform the hard way
In Our Opinion
There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding I-1240, the initiative on next month’s ballot to create public charter schools in Washington.
For those living in the world of public K-12—and there are a lot of them in our community—it could signal either an exciting new option to help students learn or a looming threat to their school budgets and ultimately their jobs.
For those outside, though, I-1240 probably doesn’t mean much. Perhaps you saw a sign and found out about the initiative, but are wondering about the logistics. We dug into the voters’ guide, read the opinions on both s...