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Washington education reform group sends plan to lawmakers

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - A committee charged with figuring out how to reform the way Washington pays for public education has passed along its 13 suggestions to the Legislature.
     
At the top of the list is a belief that in good times and bad, education should be the No. 1 priority of the Legislature. The Quality Education Council wants half of any new state revenue to be devoted to a new basic education program.
     
The council says that education money should not be cut even during tough economic times. And it wants the Legislature to complete its transition toward amply paying for education of all students in Washington by 2018.
     
Other recommendations include fully paying for student transportation, new teacher support, full-day kindergarten and early learning.

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