Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

July 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM

State budget deal sends $1B toward schools

Story not told properly

Your headline on the story in Sunday’s paper was a bit off. [“Schools grateful for $1B in new funding,” NW Sunday, June 30.]

“Schools Grateful for $1B in New Funding.” That sounds too much like, “please sir, may I have some more?” from Oliver Twist.

I have some suggestions.

“Schools Told to Be Grateful for $1B by Legislature That Refused to Adequately Fund Schools for the Last 20 Years.”

Or “$1B Down and $4B To Go.”

Or “Legislators Get Paid for Not Doing Their Job; Education Suffers.”

Or “Legislature Plays Politics while Schools Remain Underfunded.”

These would be a bit more accurate, if edgy.

Richard Reuther, Richland

0 Comments | More in Education, Politics | Topics: education, funding, headlines

COMMENTS

READER NOTE: Our commenting system has changed. Find out more.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►