Well, it’s pretty dispiriting that Inslee let the charter schools bill become law. I don’t know what I could add on the policy since the last time I wrote about charters. It would be nice if we could fund education before we start these sorts of things. This won’t take money directly out of public schools, but it will take it away from ancillary things.
If the legislature were serious about charters, they could have had a new revenue source rather than one that already goes to educational sources. But of course, charters were never about improving the quality of education so much as an attempt to break the unions.