Charter Schools Win Approval in State of Washington
Great news from the state of Washington – the passage (by a squeaker, 51-49) of the charter school bill. Kudos once again to DFER’s Lisa Macfarlane!
By a slim margin, Washington voters have approved Initiative 1240, which will allow up to 40 charter schools to open here over the next five years.
The outcome makes Washington the 42nd state in the nation to allow charters, 20 years after Minnesota passed the nation's first charter-school law.