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Underfunding college shifts burden, debt to students

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| John Burbank | September 20, 2017 | Everett Herald

Underfunding college shifts burden, debt to students

Education Higher Education

John Burbank | September 20, 2017

Monday night, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved an $80 billion annual increase in military spending, enough to make tuition free at all public colleges and universities in the country. President Donald Trump had only asked for $54 billion. Politicians from both parties derided Sen. Bernie Sanders for pl

Tuition at WA State Public Colleges and Universities

Higher Education

| September 15, 2017

During the 1989-90 academic year, yearly full-time tuition and fees totaled $1,591 at Washington’s community colleges, and $3,536 at the University of Washington (in 2016 dollars). Though the total average per-student cost of college has remained relatively stable, tuition and fees have since climbed to $3,93

Instead of Funding Boeing Layoffs, Let’s Fund Higher Education

Education Higher Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

John Burbank | August 24, 2017

Our state leaders have said they understand the importance of higher education for Washington’s citizens, yet disinvest in public education at the same time. When the state decreases funding for schools, tuition rises, making higher education increasingly out of reach for many, unless they take out gargantuan

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

Early Learning Education Higher Education K-12 Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

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

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

Education Higher Education

| October 31, 2016 | The Olympian

Wealthy King County donors bankroll Olympia ballot proposal

Education Higher Education

| October 17, 2016 | The Olympian

Petition calls for taxing Olympia’s wealthiest households to create college fund

Education Higher Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

Economic Opportunity Institute | April 15, 2016

[via The Olympian] A petition is circulating for a new ordinance that would tax Olympia’s wealthiest households to generate college tuition money for all local high school graduates. Backed by a volunteer group called Opportunity for Olympia, the proposal calls for creating a 1.5 percent tax on household inco

Petition calls for taxing Olympia’s wealthiest households to create college fund

Education Higher Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

| April 15, 2016 | The Olympian

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