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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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Viewpoint: Fall 2014

November 26, 2014 in Publications

Click below to view our PDF version of our Fall 2014 issue of Viewpoint, WPC's quarterly magazine!

WEA union sees declining influence in recent election

November 18, 2014 in Blog

It has been widely reported that Democrats lost the recent mid-term election, but less noticed is that voters also delivered a series of defeats to executives at the Washington Education Association (WEA) union.

Governor Inslee on McCleary and tax increases: 2012 versus 2014

November 7, 2014 in Blog

At a post election press conference earlier this week Governor Inslee was asked about his 2012 campaign promise not to ask for tax increases and how that squares with his new calls for tax increases to address the McCleary K-12 funding ruling. When asked what changed since 2012 the Governor said on Wednesday:

Inside Olympia

November 6, 2014 in In the News
TVW
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TVW
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

WPC on I-1351 after day two of ballot returns

November 6, 2014 in Blog

After day two of ballot returns from Election Day, WPC is closely watching the result trends of Initiative 1351, the class size initiative. Below you will find our statement on the ballot returns for I-1351.

Voters split on cost, benefits of shrinking class size

November 5, 2014 in In the News
The Seattle Times
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The Seattle Times
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Editorial: Voters beware of I-1351’s empty promise

November 4, 2014 in In the News
The Seattle Times
Source: 
The Seattle Times
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Friday, October 31, 2014