Initiative 1240, which is a resolution to set up charter schools in the state of Washington,
circumvents our State Constitution because it would set up an alternative state school system not under the supervision of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Randy Dorn, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, July 2012
Bill Gates and the Walton’s are waging a campaign against democracy and public education and for the privatization of our schools through the tool of Initiative 1240. Bill Gates, the Walton’s and others from the “business community” in our state, have financially backed a campaign to get enough signatures for Initiative 1240 to be on the ballot in November and now are financing the push for the votes through faux roots organizations such as Stand for Children and the League of Education Voters.
For a description of what charter schools are and what they aren’t, see What is a charter school? which is posted on this blog.
To read this article in full, go to Seattle Education: News and Commentary.