This one is for Washington State parents and property owners.
Your state government is responsible under Article IX of the State Constitution to fully fund education for all students grade K-12:
“It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste, or sex.”
The McCleary decision in 2012 held the state was failing in it’s duty and ultimately began fining the State $100,000 per day for it’s failure in 2018.
The state has once again dropped the ball. It closed schools in March of 2020 in direct violation of our State Constitution and then decided to have everyone home school (at their expense) for the remainder of the school year. It has now decided that you will be homeschooling again as the new school year begins, thus continuing their blatant violation of our Constitution and of the McCleary ruling.
Parents should be suing to be fully reimbursed for wages lost, and the expenses of providing sufficient Internet connectivity and devices for their child’s education. You should also be suing for rental reimbursement of the space used in your domicile for your student’s educational purposes.
Property owners – You should all be suing for theft of services and theft of real property. You pay for the teacher’s salaries and you pay for the school buildings, busses, and other staff; therefore you should own it and have clean titles in your names as the state no longer sees fit to use these facilities. The staff will need to find other work, that would include the teachers as they are no longer needed since we are educating at home which can be done without assistance from teachers by using Google, DuckDuckGo, and MIT’s free educational materials.
If you need assistance suing, please contact the ACLJ at https://www.aclj.org