Here's the link to the Governor's e-mail page should you want to weigh in on the appropriateness of Sundquist's appointment.
Steve Sundquist on KUOW on the Charter Commission yesterday. Naturally the host of the show did not ask why Steve had been against charters when he ran for his second term and now is for them. (I like KUOW but boy, they don't do their homework before they interview education folks.)
Sundquist dodged the question about the conversion schools. He said, over and over, that the performance criteria would determine who would open a charter school.
When asked about the argument that charters would take money out of public schools, he said "no,
that charter schools are public schools." Which, of course, did not answer the question. As a former Board member, he should well know that districts will be losing dollars.
He said "objectivity" would be very important for the CC.
He also said - and this was surprising but at least realistic - that he didn't see how any charters could be approved and up and running before Fall 2014.
Update: just so there is proof, here's the link to the King County Democrats 2011 General Candidate questionnaire that Sundquist filled out prior to the election in 2011. He says no to charters.