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 By Liv Finne    Opinion

Despite what they say, public schools have plenty of funding

As we conclude National School Choice Week 2022, people around Washington state are about to hear a familiar refrain: Public schools need more money. Official reports, however, show that isn’t true. In a world of online... — Updated 2/1/2022

 By Liv Finne    Opinion

Race inequity taught in public schools

Widespread and irresponsible claims you may have heard that Critical Race Theory (CRT) and race discrimination are not taught in public schools are false. Last month voters elected many new members to local school boards based, at... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Liv Finne    Opinion

End union power, improve education

Earlier this year, state legislative leaders said they wanted to reduce institutional racism in the public schools by enacting Senate Bill 5044 and similar bills to require that school and university employees attend mandatory... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Liv Finne    Opinion

Resolution passes against teaching Critical Race Theory

The elected board of the Chehalis School District has responded to the concerns of parents and passed a resolution banning the teaching of controversial Critical Race Theory in public school classrooms. The new policy, passed June... — Updated 7/13/2021

 By Liv Finne    Opinion

An Overview of Public School Funding in Washington state

Operating expenditures for Washington’s K-12 public schools have increased almost 92 percent in real terms since 1982, even though student population has increased by only 36 percent. In 2005, Washington taxpayers spent about... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Liv Finne    Opinion

Inslee funding unnecessary union jobs

Most schools in Washington state will remain closed this fall. Some school districts are tightening their belts in anticipation of the COVID-19 budget cuts that are coming. But last week Gov. Jay Inslee bypassed the Legislature... — Updated 9/11/2020


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