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Teachers' union fails to ban Teach for America from Seattle

March 22, 2012 in Blog

Teachers union executives in Seattle had a bad day yesterday.  They failed in their effort to ban Teach for America from Seattle classrooms.  Teach for America (TFA) is a nationally-recognized training program that provides highly motivated, talented teachers to schools nationwide, especially helping poor and minority children in inner city communities.  The union supported the election of two new board members, Sharon Peaslee and Marty McLaren, who then moved to cancel the Teach for America contract and ban these talented teachers from Seattle.  

Real Jobs Created by Small Businesses — Not Government Make-work Jobs — Will Lead Washington out of Recession

March 21, 2012 in Publications

Governor Gregoire kicked off 2012 with a strong statement about the importance of the state’s small businesses in creating the jobs that will turn the state’s economy around: “...If we can make it easier and cheaper for them [small business owners] to do business, they can afford to add more employees. This is the key to our economic recovery...”

Teachers' Union Seeks to Drive Teach for America Teachers out of Seattle Public Schools

March 19, 2012 in Publications

Third grader Enrique (not his real name) eagerly describes his Teach for America teacher like this: “He let us borrow bigger books.” “I am learning English now.” “My goal is to be at fourth grade in reading by the end of the year.”

Common Sense Needed for Washington State Pension Reform

March 19, 2012 in In the News
The Biz Coach
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The Biz Coach
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Monday, March 19, 2012

Why the proposed Washington Works Corps Program won't work

March 19, 2012 in In the News
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Monday, March 19, 2012