In Focus: Education funding should extent to college

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Thousands of Washington high school seniors recently walked across stages to receive their diplomas. For the college bound, the question is, “Where are they walking?” Lawmakers will answer that question in January when they write a new spending plan influencing everything from tuition and course offerings to academic advising and campus construction projects. K-12 funding will be the Legislature’s funding priority. Huge investments are needed to comply with the Washington Supreme Court’s McCleary decision, which two years ago ordered the Legislature to make measurable progress each year to fully fund K-12 education by 2018. The court thinks lawmakers are not doing enough to comply with McCleary and recently ordered the Legislature to explain in September why it should not be held in contempt.Read more here: