Student Achievement

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Education

Aim education dollars at student achievement programs. Reduce funding for non-teaching administrators to eliminate or consolidate many of these positions.

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College budgets

Reduce the amount of money going to college administration.

Every time their budget gets cut, colleges cut teaching staff.

The ratio of administration dollars to teacher dollars is way out of balance.

We end up cutting the education of our future work force.

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'Smart' year round use of our public school dollars

We really need to get 'smart' and implement year round accelerated public schools. What a tremendous waste of staff and facility resources having hundreds of closed buildings and thousands of employees idled for several months each summer all over the state. This type of year round accelerated school program would reduce our overall education costs while improving our children's education levels. States that have done ...more »

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Return Failing Running Start Students to High School

Force failing running start students to return to high school. Currently running start students can essentially register for classes and "drop out" as long as they register each quarter while the state picks up the tab for their tuition plus part of the support at the high school, these students are expensive and they're tying up limited seats at the community college.

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Healthy children, better students

Eliminate over processed foods from schools, find how to feed organic, natural food to students. This has been shown in Appleton, Wisconsin to reduce behavioral problems to near zero. It must be good for learning. We had apple machines in my Junior High school. We must get rid of bottled water, or share 50/50 in the profits until we do. Most of our tap water is better regulated than any bottled water.

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No More Leadership Academy for Principals

The fact that we're allocating $900,000 to make principals better while cutting teachers and parapros who are closest to the kids is unreal. This program is the classic example of fat in the budget, and maintaining it while Rome burns is absolutely unacceptable.

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Superintendant Pay

Decrease school district superintenant pay by 6%. Even with their pay freezes, its not doing enough for the schools and the hundreds of teachers losing their jobs.

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Enforce the Becca Bill

Make sure students stay in school!

 

By keeping students in school you will reduce welfare costs!

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Cut the Principal/Superintendent Intern Program

The budget has $530,000 to provide grants for school employees looking to become principals and superintendents. These are people who already have a job--this money should be going into workforce development, not giving time off for people who are already drawing a paycheck.

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Stop cutting funding for Higher Education

In our effort to balance the state budget, Higher Education has landed on the chopping block. I believe this is a gross mistake. Washington needs to continue to attract and retain the best and the brightest if we expect to sustain our economy for the future. Lets not become so short sighted in a time of economic crises as to threaten our future.

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No HSPE tests for profoundly disabled students

Stop requiring teachers of students with profound cognitive disabilites to write WASL portfolios (now HSPE). These students, who have functional levels of 6-12 months, don't even know they are taking a test. Teachers spend hours of time and districts hire substitute teachers so these portfolios can be written for students who have never done academics. Make an exemption for these students and don't punish the schools ...more »

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Encourage and expand vocational Education.

Not all students are ready for a college track while in high school. Offering quality vocational education is a wonderful alternative to our kids wasting away and bored to death in high school. This training gives them the skills to join the work force and become responsible citizens. This can also delay going straight to college after high school. Many of our youth are not ready to go to college but feel the must ...more »

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