Washington's underfunding of public schools is under strict scanner of US Supreme Court as the promise in McCleary decision is not met with. Court has slapped a fine of $100,000 per day for not carrying out its earlier directions. Under contempt, the legislative leaders will meet Governor to sort out the issue.
If the state want to wait till the regular session in January next year, the fine will turn out to be a big sum. However, reports say that the State will never take such a risk and chances for rather calling an urgent session is high. On the other hand luminaries say that the present rule of the Court is only to assert that the Court is vigilant and strong with respect to its earlier decision in the matter and at the same time constitutional obligations are strictly followed. As per the Constitution the State has the paramount duty to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.
The decision of slapping of fine was unanimously made by the Court where 9 judges were present. As per reports, the State has not yet submitted a definite plan on how to implement the funding to schools.
Courtesy:New York Times