Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson and performer Ciara have done what Washington State’s liberal education establishment refuses to do – fund an education option that provides more opportunities for low income and minority students.
Wilson’s and Ciara’s Why Not You Foundation donated $1.75 million to assist in the operation of a new charter school in Des Moines. Because of the couple’s generosity, the school’s founders have renamed the school the Why Not You Academy.
The money is needed because the Washington Education Association and the state’s liberal education establishment refuse to fully fund charter schools, by denying them access to local levy revenue (because the teachers’ unions don’t control the purse strings of charter schools the way they do with other public schools).
On average, this financial discrimination by the Democrats against charter schools, which have strong appeal within minority communities, annually costs the schools about $2,300 per student.