Washington State’s Charter School Limbo
EWA Radio: Episode 64
Washington lawmakers and school choice advocates are scrambling to keep charter schools open in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that declared the independently operated campuses unconstitutional. A compromise bill awaits Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature, and the families of more than 1,000 students are hoping for a last-minute legislative save.
Education reporter Debbie Cafazzo of the Tacoma News-Tribune talks with EWA public editor Emily Richmond about the ongoing legal battles, and why Washington State was a relative latecomer when it came to approving charter schools.