Columbian editorial: Let Charter Schools Work

Last week, we wrote about the favorable ruling of King County Superior Court Judge John H. Chun in the charter public school lawsuit spearheaded by the state teachers’ union. The editorial board of the Columbian takes note of the ruling and writes that it helped clarify the muddled legal action. 

More important [the ruling] signaled to opponents of such schools that students would be better served if a cease-fire were to be called and Washingtonians could fully focus upon educating students…

One reasonable interpretation of all this would be that the teacher’s union should drop its legal challenges and allow Washington to seamlessly move forward with charter schools — as more than 40 other states have. 

Makes sense to us.