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

The Governor’s Education Restructuring Bill: Bad Idea

The following is an explanation provided by WSSDA, the Washington State School Directors’ Association, of what Governor Gregoire proposes to do to restructure our education administration for the state. It is proposed by the governor that OSPI, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction be abolished. Randy Dorn, who is the State Superintendent, an elected position, and head of OSPI, would no longer be a part of the administration. Governor Gregoire is proposing that the governor select an individual to head the newly formed Department of Education for the state as well as the board members. In two words “bad … Continue reading The Governor’s Education Restructuring Bill: Bad Idea