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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

Before you vote, check out the pro-education candidates

It’s the middle of summer, and you’ve probably received your primary election ballot in the mail. Renton teacher and state Rep. Steve Bergquist is one of the pro-public education candidates on the Aug. 5 ballot. And you’re wondering: Who are the pro-public education candidates for local and state offices? Click here to find out! WEA-PAC, WEA’sContinue Reading

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

It’s a great day for Washington’s students. This morning, Class Size Counts delivered about 325,000 signatures to lower class sizes to the Secretary of State’s office. We expect the final count to approach 350,000 when CSC turns in a second and final batch on Thursday. With these numbers, I am more than confident that InitiativeContinue Reading

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