As of Monday, February 24, 2014
I was disappointed to learn the League of Women Voters of Washington is part of a coalition that is challenging the constitutionality of Initiative 1240. That's the measure Washington voters approved last November, which allows a small number of charter schools to be established in this state. By virtue of its name alone, I would think the League of Women Voters would do everything in its power to honor the wishes of voters. Instead, this group seeks to overturn the decision that was made via the ballot box. As has been the case in recent years - where one after the other voter-approved initiative ultimately gets approved or disallowed in a courtroom - the fate of charter schools will, too, end up before a judge. It seems the League of Women Voters - like too many others in this state - prefers not letting voters decide the issues for themselves. The concept of voter-approved initiatives, unique to Washington state, is rapidly eroding. The powers to be, obviously, would rather have the select few in Olympia charting our lives. That, or have a person in a black robe issue a ruling we all have to live by.