This is a great visual representation of what the Washington state legislature IS NOT doing in regards to funding schools in Washington. The state supreme court found the state legislature in “contempt of court” in September of 2014, yet the state legislature continues to make little progress towards the goal they set in their testimony during the trial. This chart shows, quite obviously, that the state isn’t living up to their promises and that ANY money being added to education this year is only “catch up” money, NOT additional funds as they claim in their press releases and speeches to the media.
The height of Congressional dysfunction at work…they can’t even park their own cars.
And we wonder why Congress has a bad reputation? No, I am sure we don’t but this is a pretty good example of why we have little to no faith in them.
This is the difficulty I have while trying to teach American government to seniors in high school. They see how obviously our system is broken and they get cynical pretty quickly. It is discouraging for them when they recognize our system doesn’t work the way it was designed.