McCleary Resources

What is McCleary?

In McCleary v. State of Washington, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that because the state government is not providing sufficient education funding, it is violating the state’s constitution. Further, the Court found that inadequate funding from the state is leading to inequalities and disparities between wealthy and poor school districts, because some districts are only able to raise a fraction of the money through local levies as other districts, despite having a higher local levy tax rate.

The Court ordered the state to address this issue by increasing education funding and reducing reliance on local levies to pay for teacher salaries and other basic education essentials.

The Latest

2017 K-12 Education Funding Changes

The Temple of Justice

Our Reaction to the Washington Supreme Court’s Final McCleary Order
Washington State Legislature

What You Need to Know about the McCleary School Funding Agreement
LEVinar: Education Funding Inequities Across Washington


Clarifying the Debate Over Education Funding:

McCleary Explained

What Is Basic Education?

How much does Washington state spend in your district



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