Washington Teacher Union Officials Nix Charter Schools
Strike up one for the teacher union officials in Washington state. And strike one against Washington state students. The decision was made by state supreme court justices who were bought and paid for by
those very teacher union officials with forced dues dollars. But it’s the students who are the real losers. Jason Russell has the story in the Washington Examiner.
After the initial ruling, multiple motions requesting reconsideration were filed. A bipartisan group of legislators said the court’s ruling disproportionately harms low-income children, who are more likely to attend charter schools. The Washington State Charter Association said education dollars should be allowed to go to schools that don’t fit the definition of “common schools.” Neither argument swayed the court, with only four of the nine justices calling for reconsideration.