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Dr. Shelley Redinger named WPC's 2014 'Champion of Freedom'

Superintendent of Spokane Public Schools Dr. Shelley Redinger has been named Washington Policy Center's 2014 'Champion of Freedom.' Spokane Public Schools is the only public school district in Washington state to become a charter school authorizer.

Dr. Redinger will receive the award before more than 2,000 citizens, business leaders and elected officials at WPC’s Annual Dinner events in both Eastern and Western Washington this fall.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
I recently reported the Centralia School District, a district of 3,494 students south of Olympia, paid $372,000 for cheating Medicaid under the Medicaid Administrative Claiming program (MAC), for having “knowingly filed scores of false time study forms to obtain MAC reimbursement payments it was not legally entitled to receive.” The Attorney General also found that when a well-place whistleblower, school principal
Thursday, July 31, 2014
If you want evidence that climate policy puts environmental orthodoxy ahead of environmental benefit, the Governor's preliminary climate proposal provides a clear example. The 14-page PowerPoint released this week puts strict limits on investments in carbon-reducing projects known as “offsets.” Why? The environmental community appears to feel that forcing lifestyle change is more important than actually helping the environment. The symbolism of sacrifice trumps sound science and policy.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
News broke last week that Governor Inslee tried to “woo” Tesla Motors to build one of the biggest factories in the world in Washington State.  Unsuccessfully, it turns out.