WPC's Center for Education conducts objective research and makes practical policy recommendations to improve Washington State's ability to carry out its paramount duty to educate every child within its borders.
Liv Finne, Director, Center for Education, March, 2015
In a recent article published by the union newsletter The Stand, public school math teacher Mrs. Emerson from Woodinville, in the Northshore school district, seeks to explain why the extra $2.7 billion the state is receiving is not enough to provide people with essential services, such as public education (the revised figure for the state is $3.2 billion in extra revenue). She reports, “I pay $1,000 a year of my own money to provide my students with basic learning tools such as paper, pencils, and binders.”
Liv Finne, Director, Center for Education
and Paul Guppy, Vice President for Research