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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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I-1351 will raise your taxes

September 22, 2014 in In the News
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Citizens' Guide to Initiative 1351: To Reduce Class Sizes

September 22, 2014 in Publications

This is a summary of an in-depth study, "Citizens' Guide to Initiative 1351: to reduce class sizes," available here (and includes sources and citations).

Democrats voice opposition to WEA union’s class-size initiative, I-1351

September 19, 2014 in Blog

In a surprise move Tuesday, the 43rd District Democrats in Seattle refused to endorse the Washington Education Association union's class-size ballot measure, Initiative 1351. State senator Jamie Pedersen (D-43, Capitol Hill) spoke against the measure, warning it would hurt legislative efforts to fund the schools in response to the McCleary decision.

I-1351 is about increasing the number of dues-paying WEA members

September 19, 2014 in In the News
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Business Talks

September 19, 2014 in In the News
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Will the state Supreme Court Jump the Shark?

September 11, 2014 in Blog

Responding to today's unanimous contempt order against the Legislature by the State Supreme Court Governor Inslee said: "This unprecedented action by the Supreme Court is a critical moment in our history."

Everything about this statement is true. Not only is the Court's contempt order against a co-equal branch of government unprecedented but what may come next could lead to a doomsday scenario against voters.

Superintendent Dorn changes stance on charter schools

September 11, 2014 in Blog

Superintendent Randy Dorn, who has long opposed charter schools and campaigned against the 2012 voter-approved measure that ended the state ban on charters, now cites them among important education reforms enacted in recent years.