Liv Finne, Director, Center for Education, October, 2012
Many parents hope voters will pass Initiative 1240, the ballot measure to allow charter schools in Washington. This is especially true of parents whose children are trapped in failing inner-city schools. Earlier this year Representative Eric Pettigrew, speaking for many low-income families in his South Seattle district, put it this way.
Paul Guppy, Vice President for Research, October, 2012
My child struggles in school. She needs extra help. As parents, my wife and I worry about her future, and like all parents we want to give her a quality education and the best possible start in life. In our case, she got assigned to a good Seattle public school. She has great teachers and receives the support she needs. Not every family is so fortunate.