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The Washington Supreme Court was clear: The state's controversial charter school law is unconstitutional. The court threw out the entire law earlier this month. Yet, Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson, at the request of private charter school operators, plans to petition the court to reverse its decision and to allow public taxpayer dollars to fund privately run charter schools.
We have a better idea -- let's petition Attorney General Ferguson and urge him to drop his ill-conceived request for reconsideration. Email him and tell him to reconsider. Instead, as the state's top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Ferguson should focus on getting the state to comply with another Washington Supreme Court case -- the McCleary school funding decision.
Send the AG a message: Reconsider, Bob.
WEA-Retired is offering two seminars this fall at the Sammamish office – October 23-24 and December 4-5. This is intended for those members who are within five years of retirement.
Pasco Association of Educators members remain on strike with their bargaining team continuing talks with the school district. In an attempt to get talks moving and clear up any miscommunications the PAE bargaining team invited members of the Pasco School Board to sit in on negotiations. But all members of the board declined to attend.
The Snoqualmie Valley Education Association represents the 475+ certificated staff of the Snoqualmie Valley School District. We believe empowered educators, stronger together, are the foundation of great schools.