Opponents of the charter school initiative, I-1240, said that 20,000 Washington voters joined a statewide conference call last week to learn about the proposal facing voters Nov. 6.
People for Our Public Schools, which opposes the initiative, asked voters who called in to weigh in on several questions.
Here are some of the results, reported by People for Our Public Schools:
Which of the following do you feel should be the top priority for funding?
Restore art, music and similar enrichment courses: 26.83%
Create a system of charter schools in Washington: 12.67%
Reduce classroom overcrowding: 50.83%
Provide all-day kindergarten in all districts: 9.67%
Speakers representing the Washington State School Directors’ Association, El Centro de la Raza, the League of Women Voters, the Association of Washington School Principals and elementary school teachers said I-1240 would hurt students and cut millions from school budgets.