Washington 2016 State Policy Detail
VOICES RAISED RESTORE ONE OF THE STRONGEST LAWS IN NATION
A remarkable, parent-led, grassroots advocacy campaign restored Washington’s charter school law. Unfortunately, charter school opponents recently filed a new lawsuit that once again threatens quality school options in the state.
- Washington has all of NACSA’s recommended policies in law.
1 Data obtained from the Washington State Charter Schools Association. Updated December 6, 2016.
2 In 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court held Washington’s charter school statute unconstitutional under “common school” and other provisions of the state constitution, based primarily on how those provisions relate to public school funding and governance. The state’s charter school law remained invalidated for that year and therefore did not receive a score in NACSA’s 2015 State Policy Analysis report. Bipartisan legislation in 2016 reestablishing the state’s charter school is scored here.