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New Policy Brief - A Paramount Duty: Funding Education for McCleary and Beyond

Posted by Kim Justice at Feb 06, 2013 08:20 PM |
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Our new policy brief, A Paramount Duty: Funding Education for McCleary and Beyond, outlines what policymakers must do to provide opportunities for all kids to succeed.  The State Supreme Court’s decision in McCleary v. State mandates a significant boost in K-12 school funding. But policymakers shouldn't stop there.  To create opportunities that will help all children – from the time they enter the classroom to when they join the workforce – investments beyond McCleary’s mandates are a must. 

To build a state that provides educational opportunities for all kids and opens doors to better jobs, higher wages, greater job security, and a stronger economy, we need to:

  • Fully fund basic education 
  • Go above and beyond McCleary
  • Raise revenue

Read the full brief A Paramount Duty: Funding Education for McCleary and Beyond.

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Budget Matters 2014

We are excited to announce this year’s Budget Matters 2014 Conference Program! We look forward to seeing you at the Washington State Convention Center on December 12, 2014.  See our detailed program with confirmed speakers here.

Legislative Testimony

Senior Budget Analyst Kim Justice recently testified before Senate Ways and Means against a bill that would fund education at the expense of other budget investments. Watch it here. 

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Budget Matters 2013

More than 300 people -- advocates, students, lawmakers, and policy experts joined us for our second annual policy conference. We heard from Heather McGhee, Jared Bernstein, and Governor Inslee.

Click here for video clips, photos, and PowerPoint presentations from the break-out sessions.

Our new video has highlights from the day. 

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