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By Grace Swanson
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Thousands vent funding frustration


Grace Swanson, WNPA

More than 6,500 students, educators, and parents assembled across the capitol steps Monday, to shout out their frustrations over the state's failure to fund basic education, its constitutional duty.

Speakers at the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Public Schools referred to Dr. Martin Luther King's fight for equality. Monday was Martin Luther King Day.

"In honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Washington can look to his words for inspiration and a call to action," said Summer Stinson, co-founder and vice-president of Washington's Paramount Duty, an organization formed to assure the state's basic education system is fully funded

She reflected on Dr. King's 1963 speech at the Li...

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