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Parents, Students, Teachers Voice Support for Bill to Fix Public Charter Schools

A large, passionate crowd — young and old — braved the weather on Friday to travel to Olympia in support of a bill to fix public charter schools in Washington state.

The House Education Committee opened public testimony on SB 6194, a bill to fix the way these schools are funded. (Last September, the Washington Supreme Court declared the previous funding mechanism for public charter schools to be unconstitutional.) During the hearing, parents, students, and faculty told success story after success story, and pleaded with committee members to keep open the doors of their schools.

Less than three weeks remaining in the 2016 legislative session. The House Education Committee has scheduled executive action on the public charter schools bill next Thursday, February 25th. Stay tuned here for updates, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter . Act Now for Washington Students also for more on the issue, including an online petition where you can voice your support for public charter schools. Check it out.

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