School Choice

School Choice Won Important Boost Last Week

Options increase for families that want to escape the holding pens


Election Day was a bad one for Mitt Romney but a good one for education reformers in Washington state and Georgia and for anyone who believes in the primacy of school choice.

Voters in Washington approved Initiative 1240, allows for the creation of up to 40 new charter schools. Washington is one of 10 states with no charters, and voters had rejected three previous ballot initiatives to allow them. It passed, 51-49.