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Set Up To Fail

The cost of not funding K-12 education
March 22, 2017, 6:30 PM, Kane Hall

Failing to adequately fund basic public education in Washington state costs us all: High school dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, rely on welfare and end up in the juvenile justice system, leading to incarceration, court costs and social services that burden our local economy. Join us for an illuminating panel discussion on the cost of not funding K-12 education — and learn how investing in our kids pays off for them and for Washington.

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We need a shift in mindset in public education—as a system, our obligation to our students continues beyond the moment they cross the stage at graduation.

Nate Bowling, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year

The further back in a child’s life you can go, the more effective intervention can be in improving a life.

Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, ret., President/CEO of the Center for Children & Youth Justice

Postsecondary education is an essential investment in the future of our state. It will devastate our quality of life if this rich resource is further reduced.

Janis Avery, CEO of Treehouse


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