Group forms to block voter-approved charter schools
The election results are barely certified for voter-approved Initiative 1240, the most hopeful education reform passed in Washington in decades. Opponents have formed a group to prevent children in need from attending a charter school. A new group called Protect Our Public Schools (POPS) has announced its creation as an affiliate of a national group that works against education reform in the states (see announcement below).
I-1240 is already under threat. Its implementation will require careful monitoring, to make sure it isn’t undermined by powerful status-quo interests before the children in the state’s first charter school even have a chance to open their books. This just shows that the fight to help school children is never really over.
Here is the anti-charter school announcement:
Press Conference at Noon Today for New Public School Group
A new group has formed for the protection of Washington State public schools. It is - not surprisingly - called "Protect Our Public Schools."
They are having a formal announcement/press conference today at noon at the Seattle Center Armory, Room 311 (formerly the Center House at Seattle Center). They are encouraging all who can to attend. (Room 311 is balcony level on the west side of the building across from the glass elevator.)