I 1240 http://www.kplu.org en Legal challenges ahead for charter schools? http://www.kplu.org/post/legal-challenges-ahead-charter-schools <p>Now that charter school backers have <a href="http://yeson1240.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/1240_Release_Nov10.pdf">declared victory</a>, opponents are readying possible legal challenges to the new law established by Initiative 1240.</p><p>State superintendent Randy Dorn has been warning for some time that he doesn’t believe the charter school law would be constitutional. Dorn’s office is charged with overseeing public schools in Washington, while the new charter schools would largely skirt his authority.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:02:27 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7093 at http://www.kplu.org Legal challenges ahead for charter schools? Public education honchos gather in anti-charter schools camp http://www.kplu.org/post/public-education-honchos-gather-anti-charter-schools-camp <p>Some prominent education officials, including the top dogs in Seattle and in Washington State, want voters to reject a ballot measure that would allow up to 40 charter schools in Washington. Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn is announcing his opposition to Initiative 1240 Thursday morning, the day after Seattle School Board members voted unanimously to oppose the ballot measure. Seattle Superintendent Jose Banda recently reiterated his personal disapproval of the initiative as well. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:22:48 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6759 at http://www.kplu.org Public education honchos gather in anti-charter schools camp