Re: “The state has the wealth however not the need to fund colleges pretty” [Nov. 10, Opinion]:
What’s lacking from protection of faculty funding is governance. Funding ranges alone don’t translate into faculty efficiency. These ranges cross by way of a governance operate within the state Workplace of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and faculty boards, that are too usually centered on their fiduciary obligations alone.
College districts spend much less cash if there are fewer children, which appears to be precisely the place Seattle Public Colleges is headed. A give attention to governance invitations us to consider how selections are made responsibly to our communities and the way our faculty boards lead in no matter it takes to attain a wonderful, well-rounded schooling for our youngsters.
Nancy Bacon, Seattle