WEA President Kim Mead's statement on State Supreme Court's ruling
WEA President Kim Mead issued this statement today in response to the Court’s ruling about education funding:
“WEA is pleased with the Court’s strong order to require the legislature to comply with the constitution, reminding them that it imposes only one paramount duty on the state: ample provision for education of all children.
“It’s clear the court agrees that our kids can’t wait for the legislature to act on its own. I encourage the Governor and legislative leaders to provide the funding our kids need to succeed, now, not years from now.
“Further, the court made it clear that the legislature fell far short on the issues of class sizes and educator compensation. Those were our two highest priorities during the previous legislative session. Now, perhaps, the state will step up to its duty to our students and educators.”