Re: “School board right to reject charters” (letter, 5-30).
The existence of charter schools in Washington state has been decided. Continuing that battle seems unnecessary. The focus now should be on holding accountable those who authorize the schools and those who operate them. Students who attend a charter school in Tacoma are still Tacoma students and deserve the best education they can get.
Charter schools are not inherently good or bad. Bad ones can be found, but so can good ones. Making sure we get and keep the good ones requires implementing a strong authorizing process as well as …