Friday, November 4, 2016

Spending ramps up in race for Washington schools chief | KUOW News and Information

Spending ramps up in race for Washington schools chief | KUOW News and Information:

Spending ramps up in race for Washington schools chief

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One of the largest independent expenditures in Washington state elections this year has come in the race for schools chief. 


The education reform organization Stand for Children's PAC has bought $164,887 worth of mailers for the Erin Jones campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction. The PAC spent another $12,809 yesterday on last-minute robocalls for Jones's campaign.
On paper, Jones's left-leaning platform appears quite similar to that of her opponent, State Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Tumwater. Both say they oppose excessive standardized testing, demand much-improved state funding of K-12 schools, and want creative solutions toward closing the opportunity gap for disadvantaged students.
But Stand for Children spokeswoman Deb Jaquith said Jones is uniquely qualified. "She has some well thought-out positions on the issues. She really has a clear grasp of some of the key problems that our education system has," Jaquith said.
Jones said the mailer buy came as a shock. “I found out about it, actually, on Twitter,” she said. “I had no idea anything was coming, and I could not have imagined Spending ramps up in race for Washington schools chief | KUOW News and Information:
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