Charter schools, despite ongoing legal questions, attract the families they hoped to get

Their primary focus from the beginning has been students at risk of falling behind in traditional public schools. And so far, that promise has been kept. Seventy-five percent of charter students in Western Washington are kids of color, 63 percent come from low-income families and 16 percent are learning-disabled.


In New York, Rich Disabled Kids Get the City to Send Them to Private School. Poor Disabled Kids Get Screwed.

School choice for me but not for thee – Seattle’s liberal mayoral candidates want private education for themselves but not for others

Seattle has more private schools (119) than public schools (98).  It also has one of the highest private school attendance rates in the country (30 percent).