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By Liv Finne 

Budget plan targets Washington public charter schools


Last updated 2/27/2020 at 11:44am

We are half-way through the state’s two-year 2019-21 budget cycle, and the latest revenue forecast shows Washington’s elected leaders have an additional $1.5 billion to spend in the current budget cycle. As expected, majority Democrats in the House and Senate yesterday announced supplemental budget proposals to spend this additional tax money.

I have been reading through the two proposals and to my surprise they both include targeted cuts to charter public schools. Other public schools would receive spending increases, starting with an added $51 million for school counselors. None of...

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