Alana Thornton, 6, left, holds her mother Jacovia’s hand as they walk to the SOAR Academy, one of three charter schools opening this year in Tacoma. The Washington State Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Friday that the voter-approved charter-school law is unconstitutional. The court said that the privately operated, publicly funded charter schools do not qualify as common schools and thus cannot receive public funding.
Alana Thornton, 6, left, holds her mother Jacovia’s hand as they walk to the SOAR Academy, one of three charter schools opening this year in Tacoma. The Washington State Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Friday that the voter-approved charter-school law is unconstitutional. The court said that the privately operated, publicly funded charter schools do not qualify as common schools and thus cannot receive public funding. David Montesino Staff photographer
Alana Thornton, 6, left, holds her mother Jacovia’s hand as they walk to the SOAR Academy, one of three charter schools opening this year in Tacoma. The Washington State Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Friday that the voter-approved charter-school law is unconstitutional. The court said that the privately operated, publicly funded charter schools do not qualify as common schools and thus cannot receive public funding. David Montesino Staff photographer

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