Wednesday night Olympia update: no action on teacher evaluations

The state House and Senate both recessed Wednesday night without voting on a supplemental budget or either of the two bills that mandate the use of state tests in teacher evaluations (which WEA member oppose). Both chambers reconvene Thursday, March 13, at 10 a.m., the last day of the 2014 legislative session. In the HouseContinue Reading

WEA still opposed to mandated test scores in teacher evaluations

Email your legislators and tell them why you oppose the mandated use of state test scores in teacher evaluations and then sign this online petition. Or call your legislators’ offices and leave a message. You can look up their direct phone numbers here (call your two state reps and your state senator). Or call the Legislative Hotline at 800-562-6000Continue Reading

350+ teachers rally against mandating tests in evaluations

WEA members rallied in Olympia Thursday to oppose legislation mandating state test scores in teacher evaluations. It rained a lot, but educators were undeterred. Hundreds of WEA members lobbied and rallied in Olympia Thursday against legislation that would mandate the use of state test scores in teacher evaluations – -a policy they say won’t helpContinue Reading

Message to Legislature: Vote NO on SB 5880 and HB 2800

Email your legislators and tell them why you oppose the mandated use of state test scores in teacher evaluations and then sign this online petition. Or call your legislators’ offices and leave a message. You can look up their direct phone numbers here (call your two state reps and your state senator). Or call the Legislative Hotline at 800-562-6000Continue Reading

Lawmakers face competing teacher evaluation bills

Email your legislators and tell them why you oppose the mandated use of state test scores in teacher evaluations and then sign this online petition. Or call your legislators’ offices and leave a message. You can look up their direct phone numbers here (call your two state reps and your state senator). Or call theContinue Reading