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December 17, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Charter school funding

Will reduce class size and provide students with more options

It is clear that funding for charter schools is desirable. [“Charter school decision raises questions,” page one, Dec. 13].

The ambiguity of the judge’s decision will lead to more debate about where that money will come from.

I think charter schools should not get funding from property taxes. Funding these schools with property taxes is unfair because there are plenty of other sources of revenue for these schools. The idea behind funding public schools with property taxes is that local money goes to the local school.

I understand that the teachers’ union is upset about the loss of funding because the schools are funded per student. However, charter schools will also help reduce class sizes and provide parents and students with more options. Charter schools can and should be funded by the same means as public schools (except for property taxes).

— John Walker, Seattle

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