Are Charter Schools Worth It? Wash. Voters Will Decide

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Washington's voters will in November again decide whether to allow charter schools in Washington, after having rejected similar proposals in 1995, 2000 and 2004.

The debate over this year's charter schools initiative mostly comes down to speculation.

The writers of the ballot measure that would allow the independent public schools to get a foothold in Washington state say they designed their proposal to create the best charter school system in the nation. The proposal would open as many as 40 charter schools over five years, they say, and would offer hope for struggling kids and their families.

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