A poll released today finds voters split on whether Washington state should raise taxes to fully fund schools.
The poll was done by a Portland firm, DHM Research, and commissioned by advocates of school funding and accountability in the Excellent Schools Now coalition. Pollsters talked to 500 voters in January and found 45 percent of voters backing higher funding for K-12 schools even if it requires a tax increase.
The poll also surveyed 500 teachers in December and found 70 percent of them agreed with the same question.
It has been more than a year since the state Supreme …