Yesterday, the Washington Supreme Court ruled it will not reconsider its earlier decision that invalidates the state’s charter school law. In response, Greg Richmond, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) issued the following statement:
“One-fourth of children in Washington are not graduating from high school. By doubling down on its earlier decision against charter schools, the Washington Supreme Court continues to block the schoolhouse door for the children who are not getting a good education in the traditional system.
“The Court has done nothing to improve the educational opportunities for those children. They are still with us and they deserve the chance to go to a good school. The Court’s decision is a setback, but it is temporary. The work continues.”
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) is an independent voice for effective charter school policy and thoughtful charter authorizing practices that lead to more great public schools. Our research, policy, and consultation work advances excellence and accountability in the charter school sector. With authorizers and other partners, we have built the gold standard for charter school authorizing. Through smart charter school growth, these authorizers will give hundreds of thousands of children an opportunity for a better education each year. More at www.qualitycharters.org.