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October 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Join us for live chat Thursday at noon on charter schools

Ballots are in the mail. Many of the statewide initiative campaigns are heating up. And you are invited to join us Thursday at noon for a live chat on charter schools, Initiative 1240. Should we or shouldn’t we allow public charter schools in our state? Many other states allow these schools. But Washington voters have said several times they do not want to allow charters.

Ask questions, comment and be part of the discussion with two experts on the topic.

Shannon Campion
parent and education advocate
for Initiative 1240

Wayne Au
assistant education professor
University of Washington, Bothell
opposes Initiative 1240

From the yes on charters campaign, we will have Shannon Campion, a parent and education advocate and executive director of the Washington Chapter of Stand For Children, which is a founding member of the YES on 1240 Coalition, a statewide bi-partisan coalition of teachers, parents, education organizations and other groups.

Also with us Thursday, opposing the initiative is Wayne Au, an assistant professor in the education program at the University of Washington, Bothell. He is an editor for the progressive education magazine, Rethinking Schools. He is the author of numerous books, chapters, and articles, and his research focuses on issues of equality and justice in education.”

Our moderators are Times reporter Linda Shaw and myself. Feel free to send questions in advance to lshaw@seattletimes.com or jbalter@seattletimes.com.

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