Here are two articles that you might find of interest.
The SEL sell is on big time. Here’s the link to an article about SEL with links to a press release, a brief, and a report. SEL is a part of Ed Reform 2.0.
Encouraging Social and Emotional Learning In the Context of New Accountability
This one presents a history of how charter schools were brought (or bought) to WA state.
Charitable Plutocracy: Bill Gates, Washington State, and the Nuisance of Democracy