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September 26, 2013 at 7:34 PM

New Seattle law allows more charter schools

Charter schools are not a threat

Lisa Macfarlane, director of the group 'Democrats for Education Reform' and co-founder of the 'League of Education Voters' led the charge of bringing charter schools to Washington state. [Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times]

Lisa Macfarlane, director of the group ‘Democrats for Education Reform’ and co-founder of the ‘League of Education Voters’ led the charge of bringing charter schools to Washington state. [Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times]

The state voted to permit 40 new charter schools over the next five years. [“Rigorous process ahead for charter schools,” Opinion, Sept. 25.]

That is eight schools a year. The state’s teachers union is suing to overturn the law. Couldn’t that money be used more effectively by the schools?

Eight charter schools per year is not that threatening.

Carol Thixton, Seattle

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