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EDUCATION: What’s really ‘paramount’ – kids or unions?

Letter by Jim Bjorkman, Puyallup on June 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 48 Comments »
June 29, 2011 2:21 pm

Re: “High court hears education debate” (TNT, 6-29).

With the current case being heard by the Washington Supreme Court on the issue of funding for schools, we all know that the state constitution requires that school funding be “paramount.”

With this being true, then my question is simple: If education the state’s children is paramount, shouldn’t we provide them with the best teachers and not the ones who have been around the longest?

It appears that our state government (which is supported by the school unions) feels that it is paramount to protect the union seniority rather than to give kids the best teachers.

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