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March 14, 2014 at 12:11 PM

State needs to continue adequately funding education

After hearing about the state’s budget proposal’s, I was ecstatic to know at least some legislators are putting education first [“Time for Olympia to do the hard work on the state budget,” Opinion, March 2].

Coming from Seattle’s Franklin High School, I know additional funds would definitely provide students with more resources to succeed. In addition to funds in the proposed budgets, the state House took one more step forward by closing the Big Oil tax loophole and reinvesting $59 million back into K-12 classrooms.

Instead of handing out money to big oil companies like BP and Shell, we could provide more resources to the children of our communities. However, for this to happen, our representatives must agree to close the loophole.

I hope we can continue to focus and keep the fire going on investing more in education.

Nancy Huizar, Tacoma

Comments | More in Education, State budget | Topics: Big Oil, education, Franklin High School

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