Day of Action

Early in the morning on Thursday, November 19th, students from all over the state gathered at their respective schools and boarded buses bound for Olympia. Each student had one thing in mind: Will my school be shut down?

Educators use the rally at the capitol as a teachable moment and instruct students on how a bill becomes a law.

Educators use the rally at the capitol as a teachable moment and instruct students on how a bill becomes a law.

After the state Supreme Court’s ruling on September 4th, 1,100 of Washington’s children have been living in a kind of limbo. So instead of sitting and waiting, they came together to do something about it. Alongside their parents and teachers, they met with legislators, testified in front of the statehouse and, meanwhile, soaked up all they could about how state government works.

Rep. Larry Springer addresses students outside the capitol.

Rep. Larry Springer addresses students outside the capitol.

Even though the day ended with the state’s Supreme Court confirming their ruling, by denying a motion to reconsider, the students got a chance to ask the government to keep them in mind. And now it’s up to the State Legislature to fund these schools.