Sunday, December 23, 2012
Great football, plus . . .
Meanwhile, back in Olympia the State Supreme Court on Friday decided that the legislature is not making adequate progress to meet the funding requirements in the McCleary case.
"Steady progress requires forward movement. Slowing the pace of funding cuts is necessary, but it does not equate to forward progress," wrote Chief Justice Barbara Madsen in the order filed Thursday.
You can read a summary and legislator comments in this Education Week article and the Seattle Times opinion in this editorial from Saturday.
The next update from the Legislature to the court should reflect stronger, swifter progress.
“In education, student progress is measured by yearly benchmarks according to essential academic goals and requirements,” wrote Chief Justice Barbara Madsen in Thursday’s order. “The state should expect no less of itself than of its students.”
It is going to be a long session.
Posted by Seeking Shared Learning at 11:06 PM