Will improve education

Congressman Jay Inslee is a person whom we can trust to be ethical, accessible and dedicated to serving our community.

Education is a frequent topic in this election season and I’m glad it’s come up. If we’re going to discuss education, priority should rest with the facts. The “Ed-Flex” bill that Congressman Inslee strongly endorses will give our local school district more control over the way federal funding is to be spent. Inslee has provided nothing short of outstanding leadership and support for our community schools.

Frankly, Jay Inslee is the best candidate for improving education in our district. His work is marked by tireless efforts to lower class size and reduce copious paperwork so that teachers can focus time and energy on helping individual students learn to higher standards. Improving behavioral and academic standards in schools will require that our children receive the attention and training they need from school staff. Warehousing students in overcrowded classrooms reduces the school day to crowd-control and putting out fires.

Jay Inslee did not take measures to reduce class size simply because he thought it might be politically popular. He proposed legislation after months of careful class-size research to determine what is most likely to improve the quality of our children’s education. This is what education leadership is all about: local, accountable and effective.

It’s good that these issues on education reform have been raised. It gives us the chance to focus on what’s important. Jay Inslee acts in our interests – education, the environment or whatever real working people need and strive for. He’s working with us to raise academic and behavioral standards in our schools by listening to his constituents, analyzing the data and through wise legislation that supports and strengthens our schools and the children whom they serve.


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