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Poll: voters meant what they said

June 6, 2015

Latest survey finds voters say class sizes should be reduced for all kids, not just those in primary grades, and that current spending plans in Olympia shortchanges students. read more

Fain wrong on facts

May 22, 2015

As thousands of voters email legislators in support of state’s new class-size standards, some lawmakers are responding ... but not always accurately, as this example from Senate Majority Floor Leader Joe Fain read more

Habib says small class sizes provided “path from Braille to Yale”

May 15, 2015

Blind since age eight, state Sen. Cyrus Habib credits teachers with providing him a “path from Braille to Yale,” and he says small class sizes made all the difference. read more

Backward priorities

May 15, 2015

Washington lawmakers stand ready to accept pay raises of 11.2 percent. At the same time, many of them seek to gut Initiative 1351, the state’s new class-size law, claiming we can’t afford it. read more