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So, because the charter school operators opened charter schools before a judgement came down from the Supreme Court and they refuse to allow public oversight of their charter chains although they would be using millions of taxpayer dollars as they see fit, they have decided to hold adequately funding all public schools hostage because they didn’t get their way.
This from State Representative Chad Magendanz Facebook page:
Chad Magendanz Let me be clear: The biggest political obstacle to wrapping up McCleary right now is a charter school fix. If the Speaker won’t allow a vote, McCleary doesn’t have a chance. Is the teachers union willing to risk $3 billion per biennium just so that 1300 at-risk kids have fewer options?
Mr. Magendanz is not a friend of public education.
For those who don’t know who Representative Chad Magendanz is, he has been funded for the last six years by Stand for Children and the Gates funded League of Education Voters (LEV).
For more on Chad Magendanz, see The Washington PTA Stacks the Deck Towards Charter Schools, Stand for Children, School Board Elections, Washington State PTA and Charter Schools, The Washington State PTA and the Lack of Transparency, Charter School Myths, The Washington State PTA Convention: Be There, Can’t get a straight answer from the Washington State PTA, The Washington State PTA, the League of Education Voters and Stand for Children : The Unholy Trinity.
It will be another interesting legislative session in January.