Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Seattle Schools Community Forum: McCleary Updates - Where Are We?

Seattle Schools Community Forum: McCleary Updates - Where Are We?:

McCleary Updates - Where Are We?

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From Washington's Paramount Duty:

Washington's Paramount Duty would like to congratulate Carter McCleary on his recent graduation from high school. McCleary was in *second grade* when his family filed the lawsuit that now bears their names, and led to the Supreme Court ruling requiring the state to fully and amply fund public education. 

Think about that. 2nd grade to high school graduation. And remember that the next time you hear a legislator make excuses for failing to comply with a court order to fund our public schools. Because this isn't about a court - it's about kids like Carter McCleary.
An interesting article, Why a $67 million fine isn't motivating the Legislature to act,


Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article155432304.html#storylink=cpy
from The News Tribune:


2014 contempt finding wasn’t enough to spur lawmakers into action. A year later, the court upped the ante with the daily fine. 

Now, the court is threatening more serious sanctions if lawmakers can’t agree on a McCleary solution by the time they adjourn this year. Those sanctions could include shutting down the state’s school system or striking down billions of dollars in tax breaks the Legislature has approved in the past.
Tom Ahearne, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the McCleary Seattle Schools Community Forum: McCleary Updates - Where Are We?:

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