The Washington Secretary of State says supporters of public charter schools are trying to gather enough signatures to put a statewide initiative before voters in 2012.
Tania de Sa Campos of Seattle on Tuesday, May 22, filed an initiative to authorize formation of up to 40 public charter schools over five years, operated by “qualified nonprofit organizations approved by the state,” David Ammons wrote on the Secretary of State’s blog.
Supporters must gather 241,153 valid signatures of registered Washington voters to land the measure on the ballot.
The Legislature considered charter schools this session, but the bills didn’t make it out of committee.
Voters already have twice rejected charter school measures.
Click here to read more, including the initiative language.
How will you vote if this measure qualifies for the ballot?