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February 22, 2013

K-12 lawsuit group goes to lawmakers

SEATTLE (AP) — The coalition of school districts, teachers, parents and education groups that sued the state over the way it pays for public schools sent a pointed letter to lawmakers this week. It urges lawmakers to make a bold increase in education spending this year.

A year ago, the Washington Supreme Court ruled the state is not fulfilling its constitutional duty to pay for basic education, and is relying too much on school districts to raise extra dollars through local levies.

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