Over the weekend, Washington State's The Columbian calls for action to help the state catch up the rest of the country when it comes to providing access to public school options. A November ballot initiative would allow Washington State to finally be removed for the list of eight elite states that still do not have charter schools. Strong advocates are out in front in this fight for students - the League of Education Voters, Stand for Children and Democrats for Education Reform.
Before you read the full editorial, we'll tease you with the pointed argument in the final paragraph:
"Charter schools represent innovative thinking, the same kind of open-mindedness that created magnet schools and other inventive solutions in public education. They're worth a try in a state whose constitution describes basic education as the state's 'paramount duty.'"