The right wing think tank Washington Policy Center is proposing an amendment to the Washington State Constitution to make a permanent 2/3 super-majority requirement on raising revenue. See Citizens’ Guide to Initiative 1185: To Affirm the Two-thirds Vote Requirement for Tax Increases. Duch an amendment will be needed if the State Supreme Court rules I-1153 (the predecessor of I-1185) to be unconstitutional.
The Education section of the current Democratic state platform for Washington State (adopted in 2012) includes language opposing charter schools: We oppose: Public funding for charter schools and vouchers; The commercial exploitation of students; Linking military recruitment to educational funding; Organized prayer in public schools; “No Child Left Behind”; Basing teacher pay solely on student […]
According to Inslee: No new taxes needed to fund education, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee said Friday the state doesn’t need new taxes to fulfill its education funding obligations, even though Gov. Chris Gregoire says new revenue has to be considered. Inslee said that he is focused on raising the state’s revenue by encouraging economic […]
The Spokesman review is reporting: SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Superior Court judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments Friday over the constitutionality of Washington’s new charter school law. A coalition of parents, educators and community groups say it violates the state Constitution by diverting public school dollars to private organizations that are not […]