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‘I’ll be talking to lots of people’ about Initiative 1351 and smaller class sizes

Wondering what you can do to help pass Initiative 1351 for smaller class sizes? First-grade teacher Ashley Young has some ideas. “I’ll be talking to lots of people, (including) my family members. I’ll be talking to neighbors. I’ll be talking to friends and letting them know how important it is to have low class size,”Continue Reading

Join an Initiative 1351 phone bank, vote in the WEA postcard design contest

From our experience as educators, we know students do better in school when they get personal, one-on-one attention from adults – which is why passing Initiative 1351 is crucial. Our class sizes rank 47th out of 50 states, and our kids simply can’t wait any longer for the smaller class sizes they deserve. Vote onContinue Reading

Tell your friends: Yes on 1351 for smaller class sizes

  Washington ranks 47th out of 50 states for class sizes. As educators, we know our kids deserve better and that is why we are passionate supporters of I-1351. The class size initiative is such a good idea because of what it does – reduces average class sizes for all students and increases opportunities forContinue Reading

Great work! Initiative 1351 to reduce class sizes will be on the Nov. 4 ballot

Thanks to the hard work of thousands of WEA members across the state, Initiative 1351 to reduce class sizes will be on the Nov. 4 ballot. Nearly 350,000 Washington voters signed the I-1351 petition, an indication of the widespread support for reducing our state’s overcrowded class sizes. Now, we need to make sure voters –Continue Reading

State falls short on McCleary and K-12 school funding

In its 2012 McCleary decision, the Washington Supreme Court ordered state officials to abide by the Constitution and fully fund K-12 public schools as the state’s “paramount duty.” The Court set a 2018 deadline, giving legislators six years to phase in the additional funding. Alarmed by the Legislature’s lack of progress toward that goal, theContinue Reading

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