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Legislative fixes for education disappointing

In Our Opinion


It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to deem the state legislative session getting underway this week as the “Education Legislature.”

Education will be front and center, particularly how best to fund it and hence live up to the directives of the Washington Supreme Court and this state’s constitution to make basic education our top priority. While that is a complex task, it shouldn’t be as difficult as legislators and others are making it out to be.

So far, to meet the requirements of the court’s 2012 McCleary decision, the state has spent more than $2 billion on education in the...

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