Charter schools: Back to court in Washington State

  “I’m just frustrated that we can spend all this time and passion talking about what we want to do for a handful of schools, when I am frustrated that we do not do the job we’re supposed to do for all the schools in the state.”  Sen. Dean Takko, D-Longview Some state legislators worked really hard to pass a bill to fund charter schools where approximately 800 students are enrolled even though charter schools have been ruled unconstitutional in Washington State. The two legislators who pushed it the hardest, both Republicans, were Senator Steve Litzow and Representative Chad Magendanz … Continue reading Charter schools: Back to court in Washington State

The charter school crowd now wants to hold McCleary hostage

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 … Continue reading The charter school crowd now wants to hold McCleary hostage

House Bill 2214 : Randy Dorn is not doing us any favors: Tax dollars for a Common Core Standards PR campaign and more

House Bill 2214: “AN ACT Relating to increasing academic rigor and streamlining 2 assessment requirements for high school students.” Just how far are we going to allow the state to determine local curriculum, how the curriculum is taught and how … Continue reading House Bill 2214 : Randy Dorn is not doing us any favors: Tax dollars for a Common Core Standards PR campaign and more

House Representative Santos and “Personal Finance”: House Bill 1121

  Washington State Representative Santos was a primary sponsor for yet another nonsensical bill, House Bill 1121.  From the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Watch List,  is the following description of the bill: Directs  the partnership to work with … Continue reading House Representative Santos and “Personal Finance”: House Bill 1121