By the Editorial Board of The Columbian
Washington lawmakers should add another item to their long to-do list for next year -- bring charter schools into compliance with the state constitution.
First of all, charter schools are the will of the voters. Secondly, in approving charter schools, Washington became the 42nd state to allow them. There seems to be little reason the state cannot learn from other parts of the country and embrace charter systems that work well while eschewing those that do not.
Lawmakers should be beholden to what is best for students -- and that means a well-managed charter school system.