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
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
Hear the proponents and opponents of Referendum 1240 on charter schools tonight on TVW, 9 pm, Thursday, September 27.
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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