Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cutting school days creates a legal, logistical mess

Dear advocates,

The governor’s proposal to cut and later ask voters to “buy back” four days of school gambles with our children’s future, and Washington State PTA strongly opposes it. The move would land the state in a legal mess and cause tremendous disruption. TAKE ACTION
  • It would require redefining basic education and set a troubling precedent that students don’t need that time in school. 
  • It would force districts to reopen and renegotiate hundreds of contracts, or possibly make the state step in and order school doors closed. 
  • Worst of all, it tells students not to count on that promised college- and career-ready diploma.