Levy reform critical to fully funding schools

"In his new budget proposal, Gov. Jay Inslee asks the Legislature to give beginning teachers a big bump in pay. He’s got the right idea, but he’s passing up an obvious way to finance it – levy reform."

"The obvious solution is for the Legislature to assume all responsibility for paying teachers — as the Washington Constitution demands. That will require shifting some existing levy revenues to the state, which can then distribute them equitably to rich and poor districts, factoring in regional differences in the cost of living."

Read more of this editorial at The News Tribune.

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