Education Reform: “An EconomicImperative” or “Too Hot To Touch”?           Lisa Macfarlane            Frank Ordway
Agenda•   Terrain Overview                      Lisa•   Early Learning and WA Kids            Frank•   Revenue Realities a...
Pressing for the reforms and the resourcesthat our schools need to ensure that every         child in Washington State    ...
LEV                      League of Education  LEV Foundation                                   Education Voters           ...
LEV Enterprise• Campaigns: 728, 884, Simple Majority• “Levy Library”• Citizens’ Report Cards• Evidence-Based Advocacy• Pol...
Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) aims to return the       Democratic Party to its rightful place, first and foremost,...
SomeInconvenient   Truths
Source: www.postsecondary.org
10% of Low Income Kids Get BA’sConclusion: According to 2007 national data, 9.8% of students from the lowest family income...
Federal Education Reform Frame Reforming America’s SchoolsEarlyLearning     K K-12                           EH   Higher E...
Our Students Aren’t Making It            Through High School And College                                                  ...
Seattle Public Schools                                                            4th Grade Math MSP by Subgroup, 2010-11 ...
105 Years to Close theAchievement Gap If We Don’t   Change Our Approach
Washington’s Changing Demographics          And the populations we do the most disservice to are only growing. These     ...
Washington Excels At ImportingWorkers To Do The Highly-Skilled, Technical Jobs That Drive Our           Economy
We Are Importing Our Future                                      Massachusetts                                            ...
Per Student Funding15,000                                                              13,667                             ...
Governance in 1961
Good Early Learning News
Revenue Realities Litigation To The Rescue?Ross Hunter’s Levy Shift Plan
o       A+ Washington:A Way Forward For All Students      www.excellentschoolsnow.org
Session Hot Spots:Reform Legislation To Include   Public Charter Schools
“Schools That Work”Why LEV Is Interested In Local Work    And How You Can Engage
2012 Politics: Federal, State and Local RacesBargaining and Education Reform
Education Key To Our Economic Future
Now What?• Q&A• Follow-up
Frank Ordwayfrank@educationvoters.org     Lisa Macfarlane      lisa@dfer.org
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  1. 1. Education Reform: “An EconomicImperative” or “Too Hot To Touch”? Lisa Macfarlane Frank Ordway
  2. 2. Agenda• Terrain Overview Lisa• Early Learning and WA Kids Frank• Revenue Realities and Litigation Lisa• Session Hot Spots Frank• Schools that Work Frank• Politics of State and Local Races & F&L Bargaining
  3. 3. Pressing for the reforms and the resourcesthat our schools need to ensure that every child in Washington State gets an excellent education www.educationvoters.org
  4. 4. LEV League of Education LEV Foundation Education Voters Voters 501 c 3 Political Action Fund 501 c4Research and Policy PAC Lobbying www.educationvoters.org
  5. 5. LEV Enterprise• Campaigns: 728, 884, Simple Majority• “Levy Library”• Citizens’ Report Cards• Evidence-Based Advocacy• Political action www.educationvoters.org
  6. 6. Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) aims to return the Democratic Party to its rightful place, first and foremost,as a champion of children and a reformer of American public schools. www.dfer.org
  7. 7. SomeInconvenient Truths
  8. 8. Source: www.postsecondary.org
  9. 9. 10% of Low Income Kids Get BA’sConclusion: According to 2007 national data, 9.8% of students from the lowest family income quartile received bachelor’s degrees byage 24. This compares to 18.3% of students from the second income quartile, 33.4% of students from the third income quartile and75.9% of students from the top income quartile who had received bachelor’s degrees by age 24.
  10. 10. Federal Education Reform Frame Reforming America’s SchoolsEarlyLearning K K-12 EH Higher Ed Standards & Assessments Effective Teachers & Leaders Data Systems Struggling Schools
  11. 11. Our Students Aren’t Making It Through High School And College Washington’s average high school graduation rate is the 12th lowest in the nationSource: League of Education Voters (2011), Education Week’s Diplomas Count (2010) 13
  12. 12. Seattle Public Schools 4th Grade Math MSP by Subgroup, 2010-11 100% Percent Met Standard 80% 60% 849 1,123 272 1,283 40% 90 2018-19 255 60 Goal of 5 28 74% 20% 7 112 177 478 606 909 137 359Met 68 3 2MSP 0% Level 4 3 1 69 104 140 328Standard 89 62 209 64 177 222 Level 3 20% -20% 124 863 Level 2 Percent Below Standard 11 193 682 Level 1 40% -40% 21 337 233 -60% 60% 57 -80% 80% Number of Students -100% 100% Native African Pacific Latino Asian White FRL Not FRL ELL District American American Islander Total
  13. 13. 105 Years to Close theAchievement Gap If We Don’t Change Our Approach
  14. 14. Washington’s Changing Demographics  And the populations we do the most disservice to are only growing. These students used to be a small part of our school population, living in small isolated places; today, as they grow in numbers, they are the future of the state. 17Source: Washington Office of Financial Management
  15. 15. Washington Excels At ImportingWorkers To Do The Highly-Skilled, Technical Jobs That Drive Our Economy
  16. 16. We Are Importing Our Future Massachusetts Rhode Island Washington Vermont WA 2nd in Maryland New Jersey Connecticut WA 2nd in Nation Iowa Massachusetts Nebraska the Nation Delaware California Virginia Kansas West Virginia Minnesota Colorado North Dakota for New York New Hampshire Utah Pennsylvania Wisconsin Arizona Innovation Minnesota Oregon Illinois Ranking of Ranking New Hampshire Michigan South Dakota Rhode Island Michigan States Well of 18-24 Indiana Delaware Texas Prepared Year Olds California Georgia Maine Arizona to Navigate Enrolled Wyoming Florida the Global in Some Kentucky Pennsylvania Virginia Vermont Economy Form of Alabama North Carolina College Missouri Ohio Colorado Kansas New York Idaho Ohio Maine Nation Wisconsin Utah Nevada North Carolina Alaska Illinois New Mexico Connecticut Missouri Florida Nebraska Oklahoma Indiana Oregon North Dakota Montana Montana Iowa South Carolina Maryland Arkansas Tennessee WA 46th in Hawaii Mississippi Tennessee Oklahoma South Carolina Idaho the Nation Louisiana New Mexico Kentucky South Dakota WA 46th in Hawaii New Jersey for College- Wyoming Nation Louisiana Alabama Arkansas West Virginia Texas Washington Georgia Going Mississippi Nevada AlaskaSource: NCHEMS www.higheredinfo.org (2007); Kaufman Foundation (2010) 19
  17. 17. Per Student Funding15,000 13,667 10,29710,000 9,058 7,798 5,000 0 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Massachusetts United States Washington North Carolina Source: http://k12spending.econw.com
  18. 18. Governance in 1961
  19. 19. Good Early Learning News
  20. 20. Revenue Realities Litigation To The Rescue?Ross Hunter’s Levy Shift Plan
  21. 21. o A+ Washington:A Way Forward For All Students www.excellentschoolsnow.org
  22. 22. Session Hot Spots:Reform Legislation To Include Public Charter Schools
  23. 23. “Schools That Work”Why LEV Is Interested In Local Work And How You Can Engage
  24. 24. 2012 Politics: Federal, State and Local RacesBargaining and Education Reform
  25. 25. Education Key To Our Economic Future
  26. 26. Now What?• Q&A• Follow-up
  27. 27. Frank Ordwayfrank@educationvoters.org Lisa Macfarlane lisa@dfer.org

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