SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington Supreme Court said the state Legislature is not making enough progress toward finding more funding for K-12 education.
In an order on Thursday, the court said the Legislature's first report on its efforts to answer the McCleary decision did not show the progress the Supreme Court is looking for.
Last January the court ruled that the state is failing to meet its constitutional duty to pay for basic education. The Supreme Court has given the Legislature until 2018 to fix the problem, but is calling for yearly reports that "demonstrate steady progress."
In response to the first progress report, Chief Justice Barbara Madsen writes that the next report needs to show how the Legislature will meet its deadline and what it has done so far. The next report is due right after lawmakers finish their work in 2013.