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I-1240: Don’t privatize our public schools

Letter by Colene Acker, Gig Harbor on Oct. 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm with No Comments »
October 31, 2012 4:11 pm

I’m voting no on Initiative 1240.

I recently moved here from Wisconsin, which has some great public charter schools, but they were not privately owned. In the district where I taught, they operate an alternative charter high school that is able to be flexible with some of the graduation requirements but offer more counseling and other support for teens whose personal problems would have otherwise led to dropping out of school or worse.

Public school funding shouldn’t be given to private companies to run our public schools even if there are good intentions. There’s a move across the country to privatize education ,and Initiative 1240 will help this to happen in Washington. Rethink the charter school system and allow them to be funded and run by the public schools. Vote no on I-1240.

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