Dear Liv: Yes, A Loss for ALEC and the Privatizers Makes Me Happy

Seattle Education

The following is a response to Liv Finne, a Director at the Washington Policy Center which is a member of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, who published a piece after the Washington State Supreme Court brought down their decision that charter schools are not “Common Schools” per our state constitution and therefore cannot receive public funding.

Ms. Finne wrote an editorial that became a personal attack on Wayne Au, one of the plaintiffs in the State Supreme Court case.

To follow is Dr. Au’s response.

Dear Liv: Yes, A Loss for ALEC and the Privatizers Makes Me Happy

By Wayne Au

Wayne Au likes to close schools.  The U.W.-Bothell associate professor writes …that September 4, 2015, the day six state supreme court justices voted to defund charter schools in communities across the state, “was a good day for me.” 

Saying it “felt like a personal victory,” Au proudly…

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