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EDUCATION: Lawmakers must remember the kids

Letter by Pam Kruse, Olympia on Jan. 9, 2012 at 11:40 am | 4 Comments »
January 9, 2012 1:25 pm

Legislators are headed back to Olympia this week to somehow solve this budget mess. I hope that they remember the kids.

Remember the kids when they are proposing budgets that will eliminate crucial programs that are necessary for student success and increasing student achievement.

Remember the kids when they are proposing budget cuts that will lay off great teachers and dramatically increase class sizes.

Remember the kids when they propose even more unfunded mandates with less support and even higher class sizes because those budgets have already been cut.

It is the paramount duty of the state of Washington to fully fund public education. Remember the kids.

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