|State is Largest Source of Funds
WEA members applaud the Supreme Court's leadership and willingness to hold the Legislature accountable for failing to fully fund K-12 public schools as required by the Constitution -- and its own legislation.
Educators, the people who work directly with our students, know firsthand that the need to fully fund K-12 public schools is urgent and immediate. We can't afford to let the Legislature shortchange another generation of Washington students.
Instead of making more excuses and risking contempt of court charges, legislators should follow the Court's directive and fully fund Washington's K-12 public schools. Our students deserve nothing less.
-- WEA President Kim Mead
- Supreme Court Case Number 84362-7 - McCleary, et al. v. State of Washington
- Legal analysis: Constitutional implications of Washington Supreme Court's remedy in McCleary vs. State by Judge Phil Talmadge
- A Paramount Duty: Funding Education for McCleary and Beyond by Kim Justice, Michael Mitchell, Andy Nicholas, Lori Pfingst