We’ve Been Here Before: Charter School Opponents Use Same Legal Arguments and Lose Every Time

Chad A. Readler, Kenneth M. Grose and Jones Day

In November 2012, Washington state voters became the first in the country to approve a public charter school law by a ballot initiative. Initiative 1240 authorized the creation of 40 charter schools over the next five years beginning with the 2014 school year. Forty-one states and the District of Columbia already have public charter schools. More than 6,000 charter schools are educating more than two million children nationwide; and one million names remain on charter school waiting lists nationwide.