The current state budget proposal relies on huge budget cuts to K-12 schools, higher education, health care, public safety and other important services. Those cuts will devastate Washington families and jeopardize the future of our state’s children. See how it will affect your local school district here.
But cutting millions more from our classrooms will only increase classroom overcrowding statewide and derail efforts to attract good teachers. The result: college will be unaffordable for thousands of families, our kids will be ill-prepared for educational advancement, and children will struggle to compete for tomorrow’s jobs in the global economy.
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