Today, at our quarterly IASA Western Region meeting, we were enlightened on educational policy and legislation by Jim Broadway. Jim has been reporting on and writing about education policy for the past 20 years. His news was not great. Funding will fall for all schools. The state will start the year with a 2.2 billion dollar shortfall. This shortfall will make it nearly impossible for the legislature to fully fund education. Other topics included: curriculum, pensions, retired teachers, and political give-and-takes. 15 current superintendents and administrators were on hand for Jim's conversation.