March 28, 2013
style="font-size: 14pt">Education continues to be a hot topic in Washington State. The League of Education
Voters released its 2013 Citizens’ Report Card Tuesday. The groups says the biennial report card shows that
Washington state is not making progress toward creating excellent schools for all students, earning a C or lower
in all data categories analyzed.
"font-size: 14pt">The report shows a significant decline in progress toward fully funding schools. It comes as
legislators wrangle with how to close a projected $1.3 billion shortfall in the state’s budget and fulfill
an order from the state Supreme Court to fully fund basic education. The LEV says that while the report highlights
individual school and district bright spots of progress, overall progress has stagnated or reversed.
To talk more about the report card, Isaac Kaplan-Woolner called
the League of Education Voters.