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We must back taxes if we want smaller classes

Last November, Washington voters passed Initiative 1351. I-1351 directed the Legislature to allocate funding for smaller K-12 class sizes, with extra class-size reductions in high-poverty schools. Increased funding for these changes was to have been phased in over four years.

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New state budget averts govt shutdown, but ignores voter mandate to reduce class sizes

Last week, Washington legislators and the Governor managed to pass a state budget and avert a government shutdown. The new budget boosts K-12 funding just enough to maybe hit this year’s target set by the state Supreme Court in the

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Educational Opportunity, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Progressive Tax Reform
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