State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn announced this morning that he will not seek reelection. He said that he will continue to fight on to see schools fully funded because of his "extreme frustration" over the system of funding public education.
But such a system doesn't exist to day, and I see little, if any, progress toward creating one."
He calls out the Governor, the Legislature and even the Supreme Court for not imposing "sanctions meaningful enough to compel the Governor and Legislature to act."
I told the legislative "listening group" that they should act before the Court forces their hand. And I believe the Court is probably studying their options carefully.
Speaking of the Supreme Court, it seems all quiet on the Western Front but they will have make some announcement soon. The charter schools are only funded until the end of the month. If they don't announce, the state will continue to fund them, pending the Court's ruling.
My guess that the the Court will NOT reconsider their ruling but may encourage the state to fund until the end of the year. Personally, I think if something is ruled illegal, it's illegal but since the Court made such a late ruling to start with, it's probably for the best.