Education reform not only about money – The Seattle Times

THE Legislature’s efforts to fix the way Washington pays for public schools isn’t all about the dollars. It’s also about improving student success. But in the end, the state needs a way to pay for education reform, along with accountability to make sure the money is spent as intended.

The Legislature already has passed promising school reforms: smaller classes in the early grades, all-day kindergarten, extra help for kids struggling in school, a 24-credit requirement for high school graduation and high quality early learning for kids from low-income families. But these reforms have been only partially funded.

Lawmakers from both parties, the governor and other education advocates have proposed other good ideas, such as family engagement coordinators and social and health services inside schools, more high school counselors, longer school days and more challenging…

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