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SCHOOLS: Court rightly holds lawmakers accountable

Letter by Linda L. Higgins, Tacoma on Jan. 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm with No Comments »
January 17, 2012 10:00 am

I disagree with Richard S. Davis regarding the recent ruling by the Washington Supreme Court on school funding (column, 1-11).

State and federal governments operate under a system of checks and balances. The supreme court carried out its valid role in issuing its opinion that the Legislature has failed to adequately fund public schools. I think the court’s action provides needed publicity and support for what Davis describes as “adequacy lawsuits.”

This “cottage industry” he refers to includes parents as well as educators, economists and attorneys. Parents and their children are the biggest losers when state lawmakers fail to provide adequate public school funding. They have every right to look to the courts to hold lawmakers accountable.

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