Understand the consequences of underfunded K-12 students

About Us

FWS launched October 2007

We are Washington residents, neighbors, parents, and community leaders inspired to change our communities, and Washington.

We are ordinary civilians, striving to elevate awareness and inspire dialog among our communities.

We are grassroots volunteers, with a vested interest in our state’s education.

We found a voice in education advocacy through involvement in our schools — a local  group, WA State PTA unit, school district foundation, school board, or advisory board.


We Are Not . . . .

. . . . a formal organization, nor a coalition, a non-profit or a for-profit.

No fundraising is being undertaken; we are each paying expenses out-of-pocket.

Please invest your capital — whether financial, political, or goodwill—where you think it makes a difference.

Why this website?  The FWS Manifesto

Please email us, we would like to hear from you.

Funding Washington Schools

How to Submit Content to this Website

For now, please email the webmaster.

We welcome new content and editorial contributions.


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Content & Material:

Barb Billinghurst &

Byron Shutz, Jr.,

and contributors


Editor & Webmaster:

Byron Shutz, Jr.

Located in King County; accompanied by well informed and dynamic advocates throughout WA — particularly in Olympia!





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“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thanks to the generations before us, we have the luxury to choose among hard-earned luxuries bequeathed to us—we must not waste this incomparable privilege.

We owe it to the next generation not because they deserve it more, but because they too should be gifted the example to inherit no less.

                                              W.L.S.C.? J.F.K.??? bcs