Washington state students, families and educators have been fighting for high quality public school options for years. In both 2012 and 2016 their voices were heard: With support from Washington voters and bipartisan elected leaders, high quality public charter schools are now available in our state’s largest cities, and are in demand across Washington.
Unfortunately, the lawsuit El Centro de la Raza v. Washington is attempting to once again undermine parents’ ability to secure the best possible education for their children.
Twelve families, representing each of Washington’s eight existing charter public schools, as well as the community of Yakima, which has been organizing to open a charter public school, the Washington State Charter Schools Association and several individual existing and planned schools came together today to intervene in El Centro de la Raza v. Washington.
The families and schools represent parents, students and educators throughout Washington focused on ensuring all students have access to an excellent, personalized education and on closing Washington’s persistent equity and opportunity gaps through quality schools.