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By Chris Cargill
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Re-think public education now

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Last updated 3/10/2022 at 9:25am



Washingtonians now pay nearly $17,000 per student, per year, for K-12 public education, more than tuition at most private schools. That is more than $400,000 for a classroom of 25 students.

What are the results? The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction reports most schools fail to meet the standard in teaching math (70% of students failed) and fail to meet the standard in teaching English (52% of students failed.)

More than 41,000 Washington students have left public education since the COVID-19 lockdown orders started, and more parents want change. But what change would be best?...



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