A reader in Washington State writes:
In Washington State, where we don’t have charters, we are fighting a charter initiative. It includes the MOST aggressive trigger in the U.S. It would allow an approved charter to circulate a petition to parents OR teachers at a school and, if a majority sign, the charter takes over, building and all. This applies to ANY existing school, failing or NOT. They could take over ANY school. Say you have an elementary school with 30 teachers and 16 sign the petition. An ENTIRE school community is flipped because of 16 people. It is jaw-droppingly crazy and we are not going to stand for it here. The line in the sand against charters and trigger petitions starts here.