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WEA President Kim Mead’s statement on State Supreme Court’s ruling:

WEA President Kim Mead issued this statement today in response to the Court’s ruling about education funding:

“WEA is pleased with the Court’s strong order to require the legislature to comply with the constitution, reminding them that it imposes only one paramount duty on the state: ample provision for education of all children.

“It’s clear the court agrees that our kids can’t wait for the legislature to act on its own. I encourage the Governor and legislative leaders to provide the funding our kids need to succeed, now, not years from now.

“Further, the court made it clear that the legislature fell far short on the issues of class sizes and educator compensation. Those were our two highest priorities during the previous legislative session. Now, perhaps, the state will step up to its duty to our students and educators.”


Kim Mead’s statement on Senate deal

The state Senate finally wrapped up its work today, with what is being described as an agreement on testing that allows them to settle the budget deal. Testing. Not smaller class sizes. That’s because the legislature failed students and voters on the issue of class sizes, determining without even debate or discussion that it’s OKContinue Reading

House takes up testing again, no budget news

We promised to update you at noon and 5 until the legislature gets its job done. House and Senate members started working mid morning. The House once again passed HB 2214, to delink standardized test results from graduation, and just like the previous times we still don’t expect the Senate to take up the bill.Continue Reading

Legislature Keeps Working, No New Details

Yesterday the Governor and several legislators held a press conference to announce that they had come to agreement in principle about the K-12 and education budgets, but they didn’t release any details. When legislators reconvened today, they took up work on the Transportation and Capital budgets. There are lots of rumors flying about what isContinue Reading

Let’s get serious

Gov. Jay Inslee released details about his education budget Thursday, December 18. He unveiled new and more fair revenue sources  – a step in the right direction. Yet his overall budget falls far short of fully funding our kids’ education as required by the McCleary decision and I-1351. It doesn’t provide for competitive professional compensation forContinue Reading

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