Action doesn’t match words on education

Commentary | April 15, 2009 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

Just this month Gregoire declared, "I will not walk away from our longstanding commitment to K-12 or higher education. Education is the lifeblood of this state's economy." She is honoring this commitment by reversing course. I guess her statement is factually accurate, because when you propose to cut state investment in four year colleges and community colleges by more than 20 percent, you are not walking away, you are sprinting away from investment in education.

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