Summer Stinson, co-founder and vice-president of Washington’s Paramount Duty, issued the following statement in response to Governor Inslee’s education funding plan:
“This is a great start. Washington’s Paramount Duty helped drive hundreds of calls and emails to the Governor urging him to make a strong proposal, and he has listened. The Governor’s proposal will help get us much closer to fully and amply funding our public schools. It uses reliable and dependable revenue sources that also help fix our upside-down tax system, ensuring the wealthiest individuals begin paying their fair share for our public schools. We urge the legislature to include the Governor’s proposals in their budget so we can ensure every child in Washington has access to an amply funded basic education. We also urge the Governor and the legislature to immediately address the levy cliff so that no district has to make any cuts this year.”
Several of the Governor’s proposals were also included in the “white paper” that WPD submitted to the Legislature’s Education Funding Task Force in July 2016, which can be viewed here: http://paramountduty.org/wpd-white-paper/
Rally for Student Civil Rights & Amply Funded Schools
Washington’s Paramount Duty (WPD), WEA, and the NAACP invite you to a rally to advocate for fully funded public education on January 16, 2017, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, from 10:30-11:30 am on the Capitol Steps in Olympia. We need you to add your voice to thousands of other voices to demand full and equitable funding of public education! WPD envisions a future where every child has an equitable access to an amply funded education. Fully and equitably funding public schools is a civil rights issue! Together, we can make our future vision a reality.