-- JACK BARKER, Pasco
I agree with Initiative 1240 (particularly in regards that the teachers are not required to be members of the Washington Education Association) but I would like much more information regarding costs. Would the schools be new buildings and locations? What are some of the other 41 states experiencing in regards to start-up costs, teachers salaries, transportation costs, etc.?
Our current schools are continually asking for more money that reflects higher property taxes every year. What would charter schools do to the local budget and taxation in the counties where the school would be located?