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Washington Supreme Court Rules Charter Schools Unconstitutional

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After almost a year of deliberation, Washington State's highest court has ruled that charter schools are unconstitutional.

This is the first time in the country that a state Supreme Court has struck down a charter school law, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

The decision leaves hundreds of families in limbo whose children have already started school at one of the state's nine charter schools.

Voters approved the state's charter school law by a small margin in 2012. The state's first charter school opened last year, and another eight started up last month.


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