Yesterday students at Seattle’s Summit Sierra High School rallied to save their school from the state Supreme Court’s abrupt decision on Friday to shut down all voter-approved charter schools across the state for over 1200 students. Long-time political reporter Joel Connelly writes about the passionate grassroots effort by the students to save their school:
“Less than a month’s learning at Seattle’s Summit Sierra High School has generated school loyalty such as to make other schools salivate, loyalty displayed Thursday as students, parents and teachers at the charter school put on a big, intense, powerful “Keep Our School Open” rally.
“The bonds he has made in these short three weeks are, he tells me, more than what he made in the previous three years,” said Kathy O’Neal, whose 14-year-old son Elijah attends Summit Sierra.”
Read more at Seattle-PI here.
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