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WPC's Center for Education conducts objective research and makes practical policy recommendations to improve Washington State's ability to carry out its paramount duty to educate every child within its borders.

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Are teacher strikes illegal? See RCW 41.56.120

April 23, 2015 in Blog

Parents in Arlington scrambled yesterday to make alternative arrangements for their children as a strike called by teacher union executives closed local public schools.  Union leaders in Conway and Anacortes also announced plans to strike, bringing to ten the number of districts where local schools closed to students.

Reminder: Teacher strikes are illegal in Washington

April 21, 2015 in In the News
Smarter Government Washington
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Smarter Government Washington
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Union strikes seek to close schools to 40,000 students in eight districts

April 21, 2015 in Blog

Union executives in eight Washington public school districts have called for strikes starting this week in an effort to pressure lawmakers in Olympia to direct more money to increases in teacher pay and benefits. The call was affirmed by votes of union membership.

Bill would provide families $5,000 a year for education

April 17, 2015 in Publications

Download a PDF of this Opinion/Editorial here.

“You just want to see your child succeed, you just want to see them do well...”
-Katie Swingle, school choice advocate and public school parent

In Our View: 'Levy Swap' for Schools

April 13, 2015 in In the News
The Columbian
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The Columbian
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Carlson Cast

April 9, 2015 in In the News
570 KVI
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570 KVI
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

In Our View: 'Levy Swap' for Schools

April 9, 2015 in In the News
The Columbian
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The Columbian
Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015