How do we fund education after McCleary? #ACHH253

Marguerite Giguere
/ July 19, 2017
This is the recording from our third Adult Civics Happy Hour event so far. Adult Civics Happy Hour (#ACHH253) is an opportunity for real talk about what's happening in local government. We want to help regular people get involved and make their voice heard! During this event, moderator Nate Bowling (2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year, host of the Nerd Farmer Podcast) with guests Melissa Santos (reporter, The News Tribune), Andrea Cobb (School Board Member, Tacoma Public Schools) and Kate Davis (Office of Financial Management at the State of Washington) talk about funding education in Washington State, the McCleary decision, and how these big changes are shaking out for students in Tacoma.

Adult Civics Happy Hour

  • What is #ACHH253? This is the recording from our third Adult Civics Happy Hour event so far. Adult Civics Happy Hour (#ACHH253) is an opportunity for real talk about what's happening in local government. We want to help regular people get involved and make their voice heard!
  • Moderator Nate is the 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year, and host of the Nerd Farmer Podcast.
  • Guests Melissa Santos is a reporter who covers the Washington state legislature for The News Tribune. Andrea Cobb is an elected School Board Member, for Tacoma Public Schools. Kate Davis works for the Office of Financial Management at the State of Washington.
  • What happened with McCleary? (And what is McCleary?) At the 11th hour, the state legislature came to a deal on funding education, as was mandated by the state Supreme Court after the McCleary decision. The effects, primarily because the deal was passed so late, are still hard to determine, but (in short) it changes the tax structure for funding education all of the state, and changes how school districts get money. There's *a lot* more to it, and the panelists help us understand what that is.
  • More #ACHH253 events More Adult Civics Happy Hour events are coming up! Go to Move to Tacoma's Facebook page to find out about more ACHH events. We'll be back in September!

This is the recording from our third Adult Civics Happy Hour event so far. Adult Civics Happy Hour (#ACHH253) is an opportunity for real talk about what’s happening in local government. We want to help regular people get involved and make their voice heard!

During this event, moderator Nate Bowling (2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year, host of the Nerd Farmer Podcast) with guests Melissa Santos (reporter, The News Tribune), Andrea Cobb (School Board Member, Tacoma Public Schools) and Kate Davis (Office of Financial Management at the State of Washington) talk about funding education in Washington State, the McCleary decision, and how these big changes are shaking out for students in Tacoma.

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