SEATTLE | After 24 years, Washington state charter school law stands

SEATTLE | After 24 years, Washington state charter school law stands

SEATTLE — A state high court decision upholding the Washington state charter school system marks the end of a decades-long political fight over the publicly funded, privately run schools.

Washington in 2012 was one of the last states to set up a charter school law, though it was among the first to try to institute the education model.

Fierce fighting to set up the schools have spanned the past 24 years in legislatures, elections and the courts.

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