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Senate Republicans want to assign letter grades to Washington’s public schools

Wash­ing­ton State Sen­a­tor Steve Lit­zow (R‑41st Dis­trict; Mer­cer Island) has intro­duced a bill that would assign a let­ter grade to pub­lic schools and school dis­tricts in the name of “account­abil­i­ty.” High-per­­for­m­ing mid­dle, junior high, and high schools would receive finan­cial rewards from the state. Lit­zow’s pro­pos­al turns on its head the pol­i­cy of pro­vid­ing addi­tion­al funding […]