Special Interest: Public Education

There is no interest more special than a child’s civil right to public education, and yet Washington — a state of great prosperity and intellectual capital — has underfunded public schools for over a decade, and remains in contempt of court for failing to amply fund basic education. Maintaining a sense of urgency in fulfilling our paramount constitutional duty is difficult when it has been neglected for so many years. However, the legislature is in session until April 23, 2017, and so NOW is the time for every citizen who values a child’s civil right to public education to engage in the process of solving our state’s paramount problem.