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McCleary Resources

In McCleary v. State of Washington, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the State of Washington is violating the constitutional rights of students by failing to amply fund basic education. The Court ordered the Legislature to make “steady, real, and measurable” progress each year to fu…

What Is Basic Education?

By the LEV Policy Team

In Washington state, it is the state’s “paramount duty” to fund a program of basic education for all students. It is the Legislature’s responsibility to define that program of basic education. The Legislature has established goals for the education system, as we…

Comments to OSPI regarding proposed revisions to the Teacher & Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP)

July 7, 2016

Sue Anderson
Director of Educator Effectiveness
600 Washington St SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Dear Ms. Anderson,

By this letter, the League of Education Voters (LEV) is providing comments on the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s proposed revisions to Washington Adminis…