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Why the Proposed Washington Works Corps Program Won't Work

March 12, 2012 in Publications

Introduction

This Legislative Memo provides an overview and analysis of HB 2802. This bill would establish a Washington Works Corps in an effort to create jobs and stimulate economic growth.

Washington Works Corps would operate within the state Employment Security Department and is intended to “provide unemployed individuals with the opportunity to perform needed services in communities throughout Washington.”

Seattle teachers' union seeks ban on teachers—sees Teach for America as a threat to its position in the system

March 8, 2012 in Blog

Last night I went to a meeting at Seattle School District headquarters in the John Stanford Center on Lander Street South, because the Seattle School Board is moving to bar Teach for America teachers from Seattle schools. Teach for America is the teacher training program that provides talented teachers to schools across the nation, especially helping poor and minority students. At the meeting were Superintendent Susan Enfield and the seven school board members, including two new members elected in November, Sharon Peaslee and Marty McLaren.

Washington small businesses can pave the road to economic recovery

February 27, 2012 in In the News
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Monday, February 27, 2012

House Proposes Borrowing Money To Create Jobs

February 24, 2012 in In the News
KUOW 94.9 (NPR)
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KUOW 94.9 (NPR)
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Friday, February 24, 2012

The Road to Economic Recovery

February 23, 2012 in In the News
Snohomish Times
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Snohomish Times
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Two Things That Should Never Play a Role in Job Creation: Government and Sexism

February 23, 2012 in Blog

There are so many things inherently wrong with a proposed Washington Works Corps program it’s difficult to know where to start.

7 steps to help state’s small businesses

February 21, 2012 in In the News
The Columbian (Vancouver)
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The Columbian (Vancouver)
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Sunday, February 19, 2012