charter schools 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? Charter school initiative: How easy would it be to 'flip' a school? http://www.kplu.org/post/charter-school-initiative-how-easy-would-it-be-flip-school <p>One item on the November ballot might look familiar to Washington voters, an <a href="http://sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/initiatives/FinalText_274.pdf">initiative to allow charter schools</a>. The deja vu could be because charter school measures have already gone before voters three times, most recently in 2004.&nbsp;</p><p>But there’s a key difference this time that could have some far-reaching effects, and that’s what parent Steve Nesich wanted to talk about when he testified before the Seattle School Board about Initiative 1240.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6841 at http://www.kplu.org Charter school initiative: How easy would it be to 'flip' a school?