Wash. Lawmakers Debate How To Pay for School-Reform Package

Richardson, Joanna
May 1993
Education Week;5/5/1993, Vol. 12 Issue 32, p18
The article reports that a school-reform bill moving Washington state to a performance-based education system has been approved by the legislature. Education groups have argued that the bill should be paid with new money, and not by cutting basic education funding. Some lawmakers have suggested the money could come from cuts in pilot projects and special educational programs. The legislation is a scaled-down version of a sweeping reform plan released by a panel headed by former Governor Booth Gardener of Washington state shortly before he left office in 1992.


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