“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 economy that many feel with our tax break system is not fully helping fund our services in the state. So there’s the equity of where is the money going to come from, and also the equity of how does the money go into the schools? Because all schools need more but some schools and some kids need a lot more.” – Summer Stinson
“The state of Mississippi funds $13,000 per student, yet they’re one of the poorer states, so $12,500 is just not enough here. And if a poor state can do $13K we certainly can fund more.” – Rita Green
Watch Summer Stinson, WPD VP and Rita Green, NAACP Education Chair and WPD Board Member, delve into our education funding crisis and the proposals currently on the table in this episode of Seattle Channel’s City Inside/Out: McCleary Mess.