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. 

Ranked 14th nationally for legislator pay in 2014 according to a report by the Pew Charitable Trust, this year’s double-digit increase would put Washington even closer to the top of the list in pay. 

Meanwhile, budgets proposed in the state House and Senate require the repeal or suspension of I-1351, approved by voters in November to address chronic classroom overcrowding in the state. I-1351 moves Washington from 47th of the 50 states to about average in nation for class size.

Contact your lawmakers; tell them to follow the law! 

Tell your legislators to honor Washington’s new class-size law. You can do it in less than three minutes by clicking this link: .

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