Seattle needs A+ education and a mayor who makes it a priority

Seattle needs A+ education and a mayor who makes it a priority

150 150 Seattle Times Editorial Board

SEATTLE’S flock of tower cranes and daily waves of new arrivals — a net population growth of 21,000 last year was tops in the nation — present astonishing challenges. But this election season, the long-term challenges to the city’s education system have mostly been pressed to the side.

That changed a bit last week, when Jenny Durkan made a politically smart and sound policy proposal to provide two years of universal free community college tuition for city residents. Expanded, high-quality education will help ensure the city’s continued economic success and shared opportunity across income levels.

 

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