Category Archives: In the News

McCleary impasse: Our children deserve a solution, not an embarrassing civics lesson

The Seattle Times

Enough! Enough legislative dithering over Washington’s solution to the state’s school funding system, which perpetuates mortifying educational inequity among the state’s 1 million public K-12 students. Read more…

Lawmakers won’t reach a budget deal in 30 – or even 300 – more days

The Seattle Times

The Legislature has failed again to fix the unconstitutional way the state pays for education. Time for the state Supreme Court to get more directly involved. Read more…

Enough: Contact state legislative leaders to step up as they should to fund K-12

The Seattle Times

Here are key players in the Legislature drafting Washington’s new plan to amply fund K-12 schools across the state. Let them know we’re tired of waiting. Read more…

Untapped wealth could unlock McCleary case

The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review

The state House and Senate have both passed legislation designed to address the McCleary decision. Now we must wait as members from both chambers try to hammer out the big differences between their plans in a special session. Whatever they submit for Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature, the state’s high court will ultimately determine whether the plan meets the constitutional standards it has laid out in multiple rulings and court orders. Read more…

McCleary Roundup: ‘At least legislators are sort of working’

Seattle Times

As the Washington Legislature convened for a 30-day special session, lawmakers offered no signs that they’re anywhere closer to reaching a deal on the 2017-19 state budget and a final McCleary fix. Read more…