An Open Letter to Superintendent Randy Dorn Regarding Initiative 1240

Dec. 5, 2012 To Superintendent Dorn: Parents Across America of Washington State, the local chapters of the national organization dedicated to the preservation of public education, has concluded that Initiative 1240 is in violation of the Washington State Constitution on multiple counts. We therefore urge the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to pursue a legal challenge to I-1240, based on the following grounds: 1. I-1240 would establish a charter school commission comprised of politically appointed members with no election by, or accountability to, the general public. It would allocate authorization and accountability for charter schools to this commission, circumventing … Continue reading An Open Letter to Superintendent Randy Dorn Regarding Initiative 1240

The inconvenient truth about charter school Initiative 1240

Initiative 1240, which is a resolution to set up charter schools in the state of Washington, circumvents our State Constitution because it would set up an alternative state school system not under the supervision of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Randy Dorn, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, July 2012 Bill Gates and the Walmart Walton’s are waging a campaign against democracy and public education and for the privatization of our schools through the tool of Initiative 1240. Bill Gates, the Walton’s and others from the “business community” in our state, have financially backed a campaign to get enough signatures … Continue reading The inconvenient truth about charter school Initiative 1240