How we fund education in Washington is unconstitutional. It's not the amount of money we spend on Education that is the problem, it is how the money is appropriated. Today public education is the last to be funded, with the decision often being taken to the voters. The result is that children in poor or otherwise tax unfriendly school districts receive a lower quality education than their peers who are able to attend better funded schools.
Our budget priorities are backwards. There are only a few things called out as being required duties of the state. They are as follows: