On January 10th, LEV CEO Chris Korsmo participated in the AP’s Education Funding Panel. Moderated by AP reporter Mike Baker, the discussion centered on how lawmakers will try to improve funding for public education in the state, as directed by the state Supreme Court in the McCleary Decision. Other panelist included Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Steve Litzow, R-Mercer Island, and minority leader on the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee and member of the Legislature’s Joint Task Force on Education Funding.
Here is a bit of Chris’s opening statement:
The league of education voters was founded a dozen years ago by Washingtonians to support an education system that provides all students with an equal opportunity for success from cradle to career.
Since then, we have helped lead on many of the landmark funding and policy decisions that are improving the education landscape in Washington.
Sadly, there is still much to be done. This generation will be the first in our nation’s history to be less educated than their parents.
After the soviet union beat the U.S. into space with the sputnik satellite, America responded with a massive and successful effort to be first to the moon. We need a sputnik moment. We need to join together to help our kids and our state compete in a global economy.
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