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January 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Dorn lobbies for amendment to charter school law

Randy Dorn, Washington State’s top schools official,  is asking state legislative leaders to amend the state’s new charter school law so that his office supervises the new schools. Dorn has repeatedly said he thinks the law, which voters passed in November, violates Washington’s constitution because it calls for the creation of a new, appointed charter school commission that would authorize and…

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January 2, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Teachers union wants to help challenge charter school law

The state’s largest teachers union is exploring how it might help challenge the charter-school law that narrowly passed last November.  The union’s board of directors has committed to help fund a lawsuit, although it is not yet clear who would file it, when it would be filed, or exactly what form the challenge would take. Rich Wood, the union’s spokesman, said…

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0 Comments | More in Education, Politics Northwest, Superintendent of Public Instruction | Topics: charter schools, Protect Our Public Schools, Randy Dorn