Weve Been Here Before: Charter School Opponents Use Same Legal Arguments and Lose Every Time

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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.

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