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ERIC Number: EJ1129333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Fourth Time Is the Charm: Charter School Policy and the Influence of the Elite in Washington State
Saultz, Andrew
Peabody Journal of Education, v92 n1 p53-63 2017
In 2011, Washington was one of only eight states that did not have a charter school law in state policy heading into the Race to the Top (RTTT) competition. The RTTT competition incentivized local education agencies not only to allow charter schools, but also to increase or eliminate the cap on the number of charter schools that a state allowed to be authorized (Saultz, 2015). As a result, many within Washington were concerned that the state would not be able to garner additional funds from the federal government. There was much debate within the state on whether or not to apply to RTTT. In the end, Washington was one of only four states that did not apply in round one of the competition, but did submit an application in round two (Saultz, 2015). This paper provides an historical overview of charter school policy in Washington State and explores the role of the federal government in shaping current charter policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
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