Candidate Inslee plans to release education plan



RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee says he will offer more details about his education ideas on Thursday afternoon.

The son of a high school teacher will share his ideas at one of Washington’s innovative schools, Renton’s Talbot Hill Elementary.

While in Congress, Inslee supported bills that would strengthen preschool education and encourage more of a focus on science, technology, engineering and math in K-12 education.

He favors taking the state’s new teacher evaluation system statewide and shortening the time it takes to remove inadequate teachers from the classroom.

Inslee says he wants to put more money into all-day kindergarten and quality early learning programs. And dropout prevention is another of his priorities.

His opponent, Attorney General Rob McKenna, criticizes Inslee for not offering specific plans for improving education.