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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Governor Gregoire Offers to Sieze Control of Education

Governor Christine Gregoire proposes she control education in Washington State. Naturally Gregoire used smooth speech and honeyed words, but what is she up to?

This will require Gregoire "edit" the current state constitution.
ARTICLE III
THE EXECUTIVE
SECTION 1 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and a commissioner of public lands, who shall be severally chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the same time and place of voting as for the members of the legislature.
"Every Governor I've known has wanted more power. This is a smokescreen that takes time and energy away from the more important issue of funding," the elected Education Superintendent Randy Dorn said. "In February 2009, a King County Superior Court Judge ruled that basic education is underfunded in the state - and that ruling was based on financial data from two years before. Since then, education has been cut even further [by Governor Gregoire's administration.]"

Governor Christine Gregoire has already proven she will not fund education adequately. Now she wants to re-write the state constitution and take total control. Will we resist?

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