State Representative Marci Maxwell is a hero who joins our honor roll for bravely standing up for public education.

She  wrote an article in which she urged voters to reject an initiative to authorize charter schools in Washington State.

She pointed out that the state’s voters have turned down charters three times previously.

Bill Gates and other billionaires and entrepreneurs are funding this effort topet voters to approve charters.

In other states, legislatures have approved charter legislation without going to the voters. Some have used ALEC model legislation, others have been influenced by campaign contributions. But it’s rare that voters have a chance to express their views about creating a dual system of schools dividing a limited amount of public funds.

Thank you, Rep. Maxwell, for helping to educate the public.