charter schools

How 1240 could convert your public schoool to a charter school

1240 is advertised as a measure to improve learning. But it is really union busting in disguise. Here’s what 1240 would allow: Scenario: A union-busting organization instigates a few right wing parents to convert an existing school to a charter school. This is not a failing school. Under 1240, ANY school can be flipped. The ... Read more

No 1240 – Would students learn more from teachers without health care?

Under Ref. 1240, charter school teachers would not get the same benefit package as teachers in existing schools.  With parent triggers, a school could be turned into a charter school, and suddenly the teachers would lose high quality health insurance. If teachers come to work sick because of junk health insurance, will students really learn better?  http://www.alternet.org/education/5-biggest-lies-about-americas-public-schools-debunked ... Read more

Where will charter schools find those “superior” teachers?

Can charter schools really find a whole new crop of superior teachers?  This link was contributed by Dwight Rousu, 48th LD King County Democrats representative. http://www.newstrust.net/stories/8912336/toolbar?go=edit_thanks&ref=nav Where will the best teachers go to work – the public schools, with union wages and benefits or a charter school with lower pay and junk health insurance? Visit  www.no1240.org for more information. ... Read more


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