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April 5, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Inslee unveils his vision for improving education

If elected governor, Jay Inslee proposes all-day kindergarten, letter grades for each Washington school and an expansion of specialty programs, but no charter schools.

And unlike Republican Rob McKenna, Inslee did not unveil a large-scale overhaul of school funding at a Thursday afternoon news conference at Renton’s Talbot Hill Elementary. Inslee rolled out a more cautious vision, one that fits the tight economic times, he said.

”¬†Unlike my opponent, I have not made promises in millions and millions that would come in from thin air,” Inslee said.

The most expensive proposal appears to be all-day kindergarten, as well as an expansion of “innovation school” grants to seed such schools as Des Moines’ Aviation High. Inslee said reducing public employee health-care costs and closing corporate tax loopholes would help fund those ideas.

 

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