OLYMPIA – Even as lawmakers are on track to limit the school class-size reduction measure that voters approved last November, the state’s largest teacher union continues to push for full funding of Initiative 1351.
I-1351 requires the state to reduce K-12 class sizes and would cost billions of dollars, though it didn’t come with a way to fund the changes. Lawmakers from both major parties have expressed concerns about the cost. And budget writers from both parties, as well as Gov. Jay Inslee, have proposed a more limited implementation of I-1351 that includes a reduction of just K-3 class sizes.
The Washington Education Association (WEA) isn’t happy about that. The WEA Monday morning announced that small demonstrations will be held every day this week near the Legislative building to protest that lack of funding. When will those demonstrations begin? At 1:51 p..m. — 13:51.