Monday, December 15, 2014

Charter schools ruled unconstitutional in Washington state

Judge Jean Rietschel struck down the core of the Charter School Act by determining that charter schools are not common schools and cannot be funded with state common school funds.
“A charter school cannot be defined as a common school because it is not under the control of the voters of the school district,” Judge Rietschel wrote.
The judge also found that, as a result, charter schools cannot receive restricted common school construction funds from the state.
Attorneys are reviewing the decision, and the case likely will be appealed to the state Supreme Court. 

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