In response to the article written Nov. 19, pertaining to the Washington Supreme Court denying to reconsider the Washington charter schools law, even though this law was voter-approved, maybe we just need to work around the system, write up a new law that is constitutional and get it on the ballets.
Public charter schools would be a benefit in areas where access to advanced education is limited. These would not be private schools, they are open to any student, and are free of tuition. Since charter schools are attended by choice, these schools would be filled with students who are wanted to be there and are willing to learn which adds to the success of these types of schools.
Often, state education agencies view charter schools as being in competition with local public schools in a destructive way instead of in harmony. I can understand this concern since from 2013-2014, 600 new charter schools opened across the country and 200 other public schools were closed down.
We need to figure out a system where charter schools and public schools can work together. And charter schools may not be necessary in all areas. Some of these schools were shut down due to low academic performance, and I think that speaks to the way our overall education system is lacking (partly due to overall government funding).
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These public charter schools are privately funded which is part of the reason they are so successful, parents are willing to pay for their children’s success.