A diverse group of Washington state educators — representing public schools, independent schools, and Educational Service Districts — collaborated to produce this document. They solicited feedback from parents, students, teachers and multilingual experts across the state prior to publication.
By Airik Myers, The Seattle Medium
During the 2020-21 school year, charter schools in Washington State saw a 35 percent increase in enrollment, as opposed to the statewide decrease of 3% to public schools. According to Marcus Haden, Community Engagement and Policy & Advocacy Manager for the Washington State Charter Association, many of the charter schools in the Seattle area “doubled their enrollment,” which created both and opportunity and a dilemma.