What is essential for kids & families?
In a word: Education! That is what is essential for ALL kids and families. 13 years ago, before the birth of my daughter, my husband and I had a discussion about schools. We decided at that time that we wanted our children in public school. I now have four children in the Northshore School District. I have been happy with my children's education. And I knew that choosing public school meant I might have to supplement certain things. I didn't mind because I am a big believer in public education. However, I never thought that "supplementing" could mean what it has for me. Not only do we buy a crazy amount of supplies, I also spend countless hours volunteering at the kid's school. And if that wasn't enough, over the past two years I've been emailing, calling and traveling to Olympia to talk to Legislators about fully funding our schools: the State’s paramount duty! So, as you look at the budget I urge you to stop making cuts to education!
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