Three times the question of charter schools has been put to a referendum in Washington State, and three times the voters have said no.

Undeterred, the charter-lovers of the technology sector are putting another couple million into a campaign to take it back to the voters again.

Bill Gates put in $1 million, chump change, you might say. More from the Bezos family of fame. How embarrassing for Gates that his own home state has no charter schools.

Not surprisingly, Stand on Children is working on behalf of the billionaires’ drive to save poor children from their “dreadful” public schools.

So the drive is on to take the issue back to the voters for a fourth shot.