School Choice

Washington Students and Families Fight for Their Right to School Choice

Washington State is going through some educational growing pains: the state’s Supreme Court recently decided that it’s going to fine the state $100,000 a day, teachers in Seattle are striking ( and delaying the start of the school year), and the brand new charter school law was recently ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court—with no direction for what will happen to the students attending them. But while policymakers take their time making decisions, parents and students are speaking up for what they want: the ability to choose the school that best suits them. The message from families is clear: Governor Inslee needs to step up for students and save their schools. WARally WARally2 WARally3 WARally4
Valentina Korkes is Education Post's Deputy Director of Policy and Strategy
Photos courtesy of Stand For Children Washington.
Valentina Payne
Valentina Payne joined Bellwether Education Partners in 2021 as chief of staff to Andy Rotherham on the External Relations team. Prior to Bellwether, she spent seven years at brightbeam, where she most recently served as its chief growth officer, overseeing operations, finance, fundraising, and strategic growth of the organization.

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