"Nothing big happens in Olympia unless the external voices become so loud that the legislators can't ignore it."State Superintendent Randy Dorn speaking to Washington State PTA Focus day.
Have you e-mailed/called your reps?
- Let them know McCleary IS the thing and your disappointment that it does not appear that way to the legislature.
- Let them know that you believe the needs of over 1M children who have been waiting for years for fully funded public education are just as important as 1,000 charter school students, call them. No on HB 6194. (To note, there appear to be a couple of charter school bills that were not there before with some of the same sponsors. I'll have to read them and see what the differences are.)
- Let them know you will support the Supreme Court in any action the Court may take in support of McCleary.
- Let them know you are a registered voter.
Therefore, the legislature intends to authorize a permanent tax credit for businesses that donate money to a charter school fund to ensure the citizens of Washington have the charter school option they voted for in 2012.Because you see that just going after the funds in the Opportunity Fund (in his HB 6194) apparently will NOT be enough in the long run.