Amazing. Not only is Stand for Children NOT a "education group"; now they are against basic democracy.
Here's what they said yesterday:
"Ask Seattle Public Schools to let the people lead on charter schools. Instead of waiting to see what the will of the voters is, the Seattle
School board wants to preempt our right to decide. That's not what we
want from our elected officials"
(And I note they didn't put this on their blog but in a super secret message to their supporters.)
But let's look at that request.
We elect people to make decisions on whatever entity they represent. That's their job. And, we ask public officials - all the time - about their stands on issues. Jay Inslee, Rob McKenna, everyone.
And yet, Stand believes that somehow the Board is to stand mutely by over an issue that will directly affect every single child in SPS (and the taxpayers of Seattle). How much reasoning is there in that thought? I submit there is none.
No one is saying the voters can't decide. No one.
But yes, elected officials, as a body, and as private citizens, do get to take a stand and to suggest otherwise is wrong.
Hilariously, they ask that the Board "set aside their resolution until "AFTER the election. And the point of taking the vote after the election would be?
Things must be getting desperate over there if they are against basic democracy.