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.
Liv Finne, Director, Center for Education, July, 2013
New research by Washington Policy Center shows public education funds are being diverted from school budgets to pay the salaries and benefits of executives at private labor unions. Each year school districts pay full salaries and benefits of public employees who leave school classrooms for a time to work full-time for private labor unions. While working as union executives the employees perform no teaching or other educational duties for the school district.