The bill to save public charter schools in our state passed the state House. But, before it did, the bill faced fierce opposition from some Democrats. State Representative Chris Reykdal, who needs the unions’ campaign cash in his race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was one Democrat intent on destroying the charter school fix.
A handful of Democrats tweeted their derision for voter-approved public charter schools. Rep. Noel Frame told a concerned mother that who was petitioning her to support Rainer Prep in Seattle that “some students simply lose when it comes to public schools” and that perhaps she should “consider private school.”
But, Reykdal took it all a step further. In a last minute effort to disrupt the bill to save charter schools, Reykdal sponsored an amendment to the bill to eliminate the requirement that parents be informed of charter school options in their district.
One could say that the guy who is running for Superintendent of Instruction believes parent ignorance when it comes to the education of their children is a good policy.
Now, does that sound like someone you would like to support as Superintendent?