We hope Washington Learns will call for a revision in the way our state funds education. The funded components of the current definition of "basic education" have not fundamentally changed since 1977. It's time to overhaul the funding system so it aligns with our higher standards and performance goals. It's not realistic to expect a system to improve dramatically through efficiencies alone. Our education system needs more resources and a more results-oriented investment approach.She won't say how we should reform the state's funding structure. Toilet paper tax? Toll classrooms? Bake sales?
I know she knows, but she's not saying. (Hint: think "progressive.")