Our guest this week is 5th District Rep. Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, and our topic is education: the McCleary decision, K-12 funding, and charter schools.
Rep. Magendanz discusses the Legislature's continuing work to achieve full state funding for basic education, his thoughts on possible funding options, and, briefly, how some lawmakers will respond this session to the Supreme Court's recent ruling that charter schools are unconstitutional.
Ranking Republican on the House Education Committee and member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Magendanz is also part of Gov. Jay Inslee's bipartisan McCleary workgroup.
This is the first of several episodes we'll be devoting to K-12 funding and the McCleary decision.