Washington Initiative 177
, also known as the Charter Schools Initiative
, was on the November 5, 1996
election ballot in Washington
as an Initiative to the Legislature
, where it was defeated.
| Initiative 177|
|Yes|| 762,367|| 35.6%|
Text on the Ballot
The question asked on the ballot was, "Shall voters be authorized to create "renewed" school districts where nonprofit organizations may operate publicly-funded "independent" public schools with parental choice and revised state regulation?"
Four years later, voters also defeated the Charter Schools Act, Initiative 729.