Recent Blog Posts

Update from Olympia – and Call to Action

HELP US ADVOCATE to lawmakers to amply fund Washington public schools with new, fair, and dependable tax sources—while preserving other very essential state services. As we explain in more detail below, now is the time to mobilize! Please join this fight with your voice and time. CALL OR SEND AN EMAIL Right now the most […]

The Seattle Times is wrong about education funding

It’s time we heard the truth about the legislature’s failure to fully fund our public schools. WPD’s Summer Stinson and Robert Cruickshank published this op-ed in Seattle’s The Stranger showing how the Seattle Times gets it wrong on education funding — and pointing the way forward to stop cuts and provide a great, fully funded […]

The State Has Failed Our Kids

For 40 years, Washington’s public school funding has been undermined by state government cutbacks, band-aid solutions, budget tricks, unfunded voter mandates, and indifference to student, parent, and teacher concerns. The State still does not fund what our K-12 students actually need.

The Court Told Them to Fix It

In 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the McCleary case that state government had failed its paramount constitutional duty to fully fund basic education for our children. They ordered the State to come up with a plan to fix it and then fully fund basic education by the 2017-2018 school year.

No more foot-dragging

Now the Legislature is dragging its feet while our children continue to suffer the consequences. We are Washington’ Paramount Duty — a broad-based network of parents, by parents, and for students — working to compel the State to fully fund our children’s basic education now.