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INSLEE: New governor steps up on education

Letter by Russell D. Mulligan, Puyallup on April 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm with No Comments »
April 23, 2013 1:48 pm

Our new governor may have taken some by surprise. Jay Inslee is showing himself to be a hands-on kind of guy for all of the three months that he has been in office.

I applaud him for coming out swinging on multiple fronts, but specifically on education. Intransigent opposition, denial and excuses have left the children of Washington twisting in the wind, neglected by our elected representatives, through good economic times and bad. It would appear that never is always the best time for some.

Inslee is correct: Now is the time, and we can do hard things. He has stepped up with a solid plan that begins to put the children of Washington first. That’s the very definition of progressive: moving forward by investing in the future, our children.

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