Category Archives: In the News

Legislature: Negotiate to properly invest in state’s children

The Seattle Times

With a local school district budgeting crisis averted, the Washington Legislature has little to distract itself from answering the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. Time to fully fund public schools. Read more…

September without school? It could happen

The Seattle Times

Washington parents should start thinking about the potential consequences if the Legislature doesn’t reach a deal on school funding reform. Read more…

It’s not right that my calculus textbook is from 1994

The Seattle Times

By Carter McCleary

I was just a 7-year-old kid in second grade when my family filed the lawsuit on inadequate state funding for public schools, which bears our last name. My parents did it for me and for my big sister, Kelsey, and for every other kid getting shortchanged in public schools all across Washington. Read more…

‘Stealth inequities’: How Washington’s education system hurts poor schools

The Seattle Times

Education spending in Washington is driven primarily by enrollment. As Olympia faces a deadline to find more education money overall, low-income communities question the fairness of our system. Read more…

Legislature has a chance to fix Washington state’s broken education-funding system

The Seattle Times

Reforming Washington’s education-funding system should be seen as a tremendous opportunity. Lawmakers have a chance to make history and restore credibility by getting this done promptly. Read more…