Aug 15, 2006

by the numbers

Results from Monday's budget vote:

1. No funding for ajoining a potential lawsuit against the state for its consistent (and unconstitutional) refusal to fully fund education.

2. No additional funding to ensure that Olympia and Capital are in compliance with the new compulsory culminating project, required of all graduates in the class of 2008.

3. A new special ed position, overseeing students' transition to life after high school.

4. The best news, at least from a citizen-teacher-journalist's perspective: $1,000 to make public meetings available on the web.

Meanwhile, the headline says "Student ranks swell at area private schools," but the article claims either steady enrollment or "slight" increases (with one decrease). Without statistics, it's impossible to know whether real growth is occurring.

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