CHICAGO - Since Illinois is without a K-12 school budget for FY 2017, perhaps it's time to consider a radical alternative that a school superintendent raised for Washington state schools, as reported in the Seattle Times:
OLYMPIA — Randy Dorn says it could be time to close Washington state’s K-12 public schools.
You wouldn’t expect the state superintendent of public instruction to say that.
But Dorn, who isn’t seeking re-election, argues in a court brief filed Wednesday that the state Supreme Court needs to get serious about enforcing its 2012 ruling that the state was violating its constitution in underfunding K-12 schools.
Serious, Dorn says in the court filing, means the court should consider closing the schools until the Legislature makes real progress.