Public charter school teachers must be certified, just like teachers at traditional public schools. Reflecting the diversity of the students they serve, 39 percent of Washington’s public charter school teachers are people of color, compared to 13 percent at public schools statewide. Washington’s public charter schools provide good jobs for local educators.
Public charter school employees, including teachers, have a strong voice in their workplace. They have the right to organize and collectively bargain for pay, benefits, and working conditions. Teachers at public charter schools earn as much or more than teachers at traditional public schools.