Washington's School Funding Problem Just Got Very Expensive
Washington's Supreme Court is fining the state every day until it can figure out its education budget. Low-income districts are an area of concern.By Samantha Crook | August 14, 2015
Washington State's Supreme Court is now fining the state $100,000 per day until it adopts a plan to fund the K-12 public school system, according to the court's standards.
"The wealthy districts are given a 21st century education system. The poor districts are given a 20th century education. So, the opportunity is not the same," said Randy Dorn, the Washington State Superintendent in response to the Washington Supreme Court decision.