Saturday, April 6, 2013

GOP dismayed governor doesn't like education bill

SEATTLE (AP) ? Although he endorsed the idea during his campaign, Gov. Jay Inslee is now saying a Republican legislative proposal to give letter grades to public schools is flawed and he doesn't support it.

The Seattle Times ( ) reports the Democratic governor's opposition to Senate Bill 5328 has surprised and disappointed Republican leaders.

But a spokesman for the governor says they shouldn't be surprised. Jaime Smith reports the governor's chief of staff met with Sen. Steve Litzow earlier in the legislative session to express concerns about the school grading bill.

Smith says Inslee is still interested in setting up an A-F grading system for schools. But the details are important. He wants to make sure Washington uses the right criteria, gets stakeholder input and gives schools enough time to prepare.


Information from: The Seattle Times,

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