A new editorial from the Seattle Times encourages the Washington State PTA to reconsider their opposition to initiative I-1240, State PTA should rethink opposition to charter-school initiative. It is ironic for the Times to ask the PTA to think twice about it because the Times has yet to think even once about it.
The WSPTA's opposition to the initiative is thoughtful, nuanced, supported by facts, and aligned with their principles. The Seattle Times' support for the initiative is reflexive, in denial about the facts, and completely without principle.
The Times is getting skewered in the comments, but I don't know if many folks read the comments. They sure aren't read by the folks who read the print edition.
When will the Seattle Times have an open discussion of education issues? Never.