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    Filed at 2:04 pm under by dcobranchi

    According to the Washington teacher’s union, it’s an extra day’s pay. The state legislature cut a “non-student learning-improvement day for teachers” in order to save money. The union promptly sued.

    “That day had become part of the definition of basic education in the state of Washington,” said Charles Hasse, the WEA’s president.

    The lawsuit argues that the decision violates … the Washington Constitution’s mandate that the state provide for basic education.

    I would have assumed that the Constitution was referring to the kids. Somehow I just doubt that the framers had teacher “work” days in mind.

    One Response to “WHAT IS “BASIC EDUCATION?””

    Comment by
    April 18th, 2004
    at 6:05 pm

    remember it’s basic education, not slavery education. Don’t work my children too hard!!!!! They need less homework and projects because that is what cause them to drink and smoke and I want my child to not have all that stress!!!!!