McCleary Through the Years

Washington State House Republicans prioritize providing our students with a world-class education. Not only does that mean fulfilling our constitutional obligation to amply provide for basic education, but also supporting policy reforms that ensure money isn’t being thrown into an ineffective system. We also can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to a child’s educational outcomes. That’s why we worked across party lines to save charter schools during the 2015 legislative session.

This timeline guides you through Washington state’s K-12 education funding history, from 1976 to today’s McCleary decision, and how lawmakers have attempted to meet the state’s constitutional obligation to amply fund basic education for all of Washington’s students.