Jay Inslee loves to send out email to his supporters asking for money, claiming that he is really, truly committed to our public schools. Unfortunately for our “green” governor, he was in a debate earlier this week where it was very apparent that he had no plan for actually doing anything about our public schools.
The Seattle Times pointed out in an editorial today that, regarding public school funding, “Inslee said that the Legislature is well on its way to completing that work and he will stay out of the way and let them do it.”
That’s what some would call leading from behind. Or pandering to his million-dollar donors at the state teachers union, by not actually doing anything that might upset them during the campaign.
The Times also further noted that “The state would be closer to a solution if Inslee, as a candidate four years ago, had not shut down the conversation around local-levy reform. Increasingly, the majority of lawmakers include that as a major part of the McCleary solution.”
It’s that solution part that confuses Inslee. If he actually put in the work to solve the school funding problem, how could he raise campaign cash from those who benefit from the problem – like the union bosses?