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.
WPC Eastern Washington Education Breakfast: Introducing Eastern Washington’s First Public Charter School
As part of WPC’s Health and Education Series, the Eastern Washington Education Breakfast featured some of the state’s top educational leaders, giving attendees a behind the scenes look at the effort to bring Eastern Washington its first public charter school. From the district office to the classroom, attendees heard how some of our local children’s lives will be forever changed for the better by the decision of Washington voters to open public charter schools. This informative event attracted hundreds of educators, political leaders, small business owners and citizens who learned about and support education advancements for children in Eastern Washington.
Legal analysis: Constitutional implications of Washington Supreme Court's remedy in McCleary vs. State
Judge Phil Talmadge,
Talmadge/Fitzpatrick PLLC, April, 2014
Washington Policy Center recently asked Judge Phil Talmadge to review the state supreme court’s January 2012 decision in McCleary v. State of Washington. Judge Talmadge served as a supreme court justice from 1995 to 2001 and was a state senator representing West Seattle from 1979 to 1995.
Liv Finne, Director, Center for Education, March, 2014
Executives at Washington’s public teachers union (the WEA) announced recently that gaining access to greater pay increases was their primary lobbying goal for 2014, not raising student test scores, closing the achievement gap or improving low graduation rates.