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Monday, February 06, 2012
Charter Discussion at the 32nd Democrats
Several Democratic districts have taken up the issue of charter schools; of those that have, most have come out against them. Here is a program from the 32nd Dems happening this week.
It would be hard not to notice the intense lobbying efforts to promote charter schools by Stand for Children, the League of Education Voters and, now, the Washington State PTA.
Lining up against charter schools are the League of Women Voters, NAACP, the state teachers union (WEA) and most Democrats.
Charter schools have been rejected by the voters three times, most recently in 2004, and both the State party platform and the King County platform affirm our opposition.
Sarajane Siegfriedt,Chair of the King County Democrats Legislative Action Committee, recently traveled to Olympia in an ice storm to testify against the current bill, which is sponsored by Democrats. She will discuss: