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Washington Not Fullfilling Constitutional Mandate

by School's Out Washington | | Posted under Policy & Legislation

Washington State’s Supreme Court ruled in McCleary v. State that Washington is not fulfilling our constitutional mandate and paramount duty to fully fund education.   With the 2013 legislative session underway, education is at the forefront of many a mind as policymakers discuss how to fully fund basic education by 2018.

This will impact the afterschool and youth development field as we have an opportunity to assert our role in supporting young people’s success both in school and in life.

The Washington State Budget & Policy Center has a nice overview of what McCleary v. State means for Washingtonians and what is needed to really meet the needs of today’s students and create an equitable and quality education system.  Take a moment to read this important policy brief to better understand what is happening around education reform and funding right now in Olympia.




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