Why does the state have to fund basic k-12 education?

The Washington state constitution (article IX, section 1) guarantees each child a fully funded basic K-12 education. In 2012 the Washington State Supreme Court held that the State was not meeting its constitutional obligation to provide an adequate basic education to Washington’s children.

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1. Why does the state have to fund basic k-12 education?
2. Why is the legislature changing the property tax and schoool levy structures?
3. What is EHB 2242's effect of my property tax?
4. Am I paying a new levy, the old levy, or both?
5. I am a senior, am I exempt from the levy?
6. What is a levy rate, and what is it based on?
7. How will local school levies change in 2018?
8. What is an Enrichment Levy, and is it different than a Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Levy?
9. How will a local school levy cap effect my property taxes in 2019?
10. Will schools still have Local Effort Assistance (LEA) funding?
11. Are Capital Facility Levies considered an enrichment levy?