League of Education Voters Report Card Shows Bad Grades for WA

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.