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Levy Swap = Levy Swipe

August 11, 2015

In their post-session report to the state Supreme Court, legislators claim they should not face contempt sanctions, because they plan “a listening tour of the State” regarding school levy “reform” proposals. The “reforms” they're considering, however, are simply shell games that would do nothing to increase funding for schools. read more

Class Size, the Court and Contempt

August 3, 2015

As lawmakers face contempt sanctions for their failure to fully fund schools, they're telling the state Supreme Court that I-1351's class-size reductions are "not part of this case." But the plaintiffs - a coalition of parents, teachers, school districts and community groups - say “that's just procrastination, not compliance” with the constitution. read more

Delay deal denies kids, disregards constitution

July 9, 2015

Supporters of Initiative 1351 condemned the agreement announced yesterday by Senate leaders that would delay many of the I-1351’s class-size standards until 2023. “Our kids deserve better and the state constitution requires more,” said Mary Howes, citizen sponsor of I-1351. read more