Suing schools when kids can’t read?

Interesting piece in the Seattle Times that questions if suing schools when students can’t read will work. My guess is no, it will not.

Suing schools when kids can’t read?.Suing schools when kids can’t read?

The law that defines basic education requires that schools provide a reasonable opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed, but does not guarantee a particular outcome. A large number of children coming out of a specific program not meeting rational expectations should lead to real questions, and a systemic inability to help kids attain reasonable goals seems to be behind the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision, but I can’t see how it could apply to an individual kid.

 

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Ross
I am the Director of the Department of Early Learning for Washington State. I formerly represented the 48th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives, chairing the Appropriations committee and spent many a year at Microsoft.