A year later, effects of Initiative 728 are spreading through state’s schools

Commentary | October 24, 2001 | By John Burbank | Tacoma News Tribune

Last year at this time, Washington citizens voted overwhelmingly for Initiative 728 to spend more state money on public education. What has that meant for the citizens of our state? By enacting I-728, the people voted to reduce class size and increase educational quality. I-728 gave local school boards the decision-making power to translate these goals into local programs and priorities. It mandates that each school board hold a public hearing to gather ideas and input about the needs for boosting quality education programs.

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