Yes, I-1351 costs money, but our kids are worth it

Commentary | October 24, 2014 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

All sorts of opinion leaders agree that we need to reduce class sizes to give kids a better education. Parents will tell you the same thing, as will teachers. But the Legislature has balked at doing this. The reason: They don' want to pay for it. The opponents of Initiative 1351 complain that it costs money. Funny how that happens, isn't it? To reduce class sizes, you need smaller classes, which means more teachers and more classrooms, which means more money.

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