Columbian editorial: “Judge’s decision on charter schools signals it’s time to move forward.”

The Columbian editorial board recognizes the recent court ruling upholding the state’s charter law as a “win for students.” The paper joins the Seattle Times and Yakima Herald-Republic in urging charter public school opponents to stand down. 

The editorial in today’s Columbian says,

Judge John H. Chun of King County Superior Court ruled last month that the state’s current effort at supporting charter schools is, indeed, constitutional. This marked the latest declaration in a contentious issue that has been at the forefront since voters approved charter schools with 50.7 percent of the vote in 2012 (in Clark County, Initiative 1240 was approved by 52.3 percent of the electorate). For the good of the state, we hope it is the last ruling necessary in the battle.

As we wrote earlier, we concur with the Columbian’s conclusion: