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As Child-Care Costs Reach Crisis Level, How Can WA Help?

Early Learning Education

| July 18, 2017 | Publin News Service

Refusal to re-balance taxes hinders schoolkids

Column Education K-12 Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

| John Burbank | June 15, 2017 | Everett Herald

Refusal to re-balance taxes hinders schoolkids

Column Education K-12 Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

John Burbank | June 15, 2017

It’s day 23 of a second special session in Olympia, since legislators couldn’t agree to a state budget before the end of the regular session. Now they have only 16 days left until the new two-year fiscal term. It will be hard to start that without a budget! The cause for delay is a disagreement over how to in

No one is profiting from the high cost of child care

Early Learning Education

Carolanne Sanders | June 14, 2017

Affordable child care is becoming increasingly unobtainable for Washington families. As the need for child care continues to grow, investment in public programs is dropping and providers are leaving the workforce. A study from New America shows that it costs more to send a child to preschool than a public col

From start, kids should be learning two languages

Column K-12 Education

| May 31, 2017 | Everett Herald

Don’t just talk about “world class” education, enable it for all kids in Washington

Column Education K-12 Education

John Burbank | May 31, 2017

The clock is winding down on a second special session in Olympia, and legislators haven’t yet made serious progress on their paramount duty to amply fund K-12 education, despite an order from the state Supreme Court to do so. Meanwhile, newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal isn’t wa

If Olympia won’t take action, Seattle should lead the way on education, housing, more

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John Burbank | May 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 121 years ago that racial segregation was legal. Its decision, in Plessy vs. Ferguson, became the law of the land, embedding Jim Crow laws and habits in the South and the North, disenfranchising blacks, creating separate and inferior public facilities from schools to train cars to

Inslee’s budget is pragmatic — but our students need state leaders to go bold

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Marilyn Watkins | December 20, 2016

Whether delighted or appalled at the outcome of November’s national elections, pretty much everyone agrees good schools are important. Every kid deserves a shot at opportunity, regardless of the color of their skin, the income of their parents, or the zip code of their residence. Beyond that basic human right

Inslee’s Budget A Victory For Equitable Education

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| Marilyn Watkins | December 20, 2016 | South Seattle Emerald

Fact-checking Olympia’s Initiative 1 proposal to fund tuition through an income tax

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| October 31, 2016 | The Olympian

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