Public education

Politics & Policy |
May 6, 2013

Remember the School Finance Case?

In February, Judge John Dietz ruled that the state's current school finance system was unconstitutional. However, the legislature's restoration of some of last session's deep cuts to schools during the 83rd legislative session could be a game changer for the lawsuit.

Politics & Policy |
April 10, 2013

Being Tested on Testing

UPDATE: This post has been corrected to accurately reflect the graduation requirements under HB 5. Yesterday I wrote about the Washington Post’s editorial on the changing graduation requirements that are working their way through the Legislature. I received a call yesterday from Tom Luce, who had read my…

Burka Blog |
March 28, 2013

The House That Straus Built

AP Photo | Eric Gay Joe Straus said at the beginning of the session that he was going to put the House to work on the state’s biggest problems, and he is making good on his vow. On Tuesday the House passed HB 5, a major public education…