Don't base education quality on money alone
In our opinion
Last week, the state Legislature submitted a report to the Washington State Supreme Court, detailing its progress to fulfilling the now-infamous McCleary decision, requiring the full funding of primary education in Washington. The decision set in stone a timeline to recoup education budget cuts made at the state level.
In June, $1.03 billion was set to be appropriated to public schools over the next two years, $982 million of which includes spending for basic education. A task force stated the state would need to increase public school funding by $1.4 billion in this budget cycle and yet a...