El Centro de la Raza, et al. v. State
Washington Supreme Court
428 P.3d 1143 (2018)
In 2012, Washington voters approved legislation to establish charter schools free from many of the regulations that govern other public schools. In 2015, the Washington Supreme Court struck down the legislation because it diverted to charter schools state educational funds reserved exclusively for common public schools by the state constitution. The following year, the state legislature enacted a Charter School Act amended to fix the first version’s deficiencies. Organizations including El Centro de la Raza (plaintiffs) sued the state (defendant) asking the court to declare the amended act facially unconstitutional. The trial court decided the act did not violate the state constitution on its face, and the case proceeded to the state Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Yu, J.)
Dissent (Madsen, J.)
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