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Seattle Channel Focus on School Funding

“The concern is really two-fold: that we have equity on both sides and by both sides I mean where is the money going to come from? Because right now our tax system is so incredibly regressive that our taxes are being paid really on the backs of working people, poor people…meanwhile we have a booming […]

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ACTION ALERT – Tell your legislators it’s time to fully fund our schools!

ACTION ALERT FROM SUMMER STINSON, VP, WASHINGTON’S PARAMOUNT DUTY   Efforts to fully fund our public schools are still being held up in the state legislature. While Senate Republicans finally passed the levy cliff extension yesterday after much pressure from parents, they also proposed a deeply flawed funding plan that doesn’t add up. Democrats haven’t […]

Actions 4 Education!

This week’s Actions 4 Education are similar to last week’s, but with some updates. Please do at least one, and as many as you can manage! 1. The House passed the levy cliff delay bill (HB 1059) nearly a month ago and the Senate continues to stall it! Please call or email your state senator […]

People are talking

We sat down with Washington State parents, students and teachers to discuss their experiences with our state’s huge basic education funding gap. Here’s what they had to say. View more videos

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, and unfunded voter mandates. Today, school districts statewide must make up the gap with local levies and by asking parents and teachers to reach into their own pockets.

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.