Legislature must reform and invest in Washington's education system

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 10:12am
The Seattle Times

A TOP-QUALITY education system is the engine that will power the state through the Great Recession and sustain prosperity in the future.

The core message and focus for state lawmakers gathering soon in Olympia is that a robust investment in the system — from preschool, K-12 instruction, community and technical colleges through higher education — will pay dividends.

Erosion of public education in Washington has expensive consequences that compound over time.