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Teacher strikes against the Legislature continue – and grow

More than 1,000 Marysville and Oak Harbor teachers staged one-day strikes Friday to protest the Legislature’s failure to pass – or even propose — a budget that fully funds public education. And nearly 2,000 educators in the Evergreen School District near Vancouver confirmed they will walk out against the Legislature on May 13. Educators inContinue Reading

Teachers in 24 districts vote to walk out over class sizes, compensation

More than 500 teachers in Burlington-Edison and Bainbridge Island staged one-day strikes against the Legislature Thursday. Marysville and Oak Harbor teachers are walking out Friday in protest of the Legislature’s failure to fully fund K-12 public schools, and teachers in Northshore, Shoreline, Granite Falls, North Kitsap and Peninsula are the latest to approve walk outs.Continue Reading

Thousands rally in Olympia for smaller class sizes, professional compensation

Thousands of WEA members, school supporters and students rallied on the steps of the state Capitol Saturday morning. The Associated Press reported that more than 4,000 people attended the rally, where students, parents and educators spoke in support of funding for smaller K-12 class sizes and professional pay and benefits for educators. “It’s great toContinue Reading

Big rally in Olympia Saturday; 15 locals vote to strike over class sizes & compensation

Join us in Olympia Saturday! On Saturday, April 25, thousands of educators and supporters plan a rally for education funding on the steps of the state capitol in Olympia, where Gov. Jay Inslee is scheduled to speak. The rally begins at 9:30 a.m. Register here! 2,000 teachers walked out Friday Approximately 2,000 teachers from six schoolContinue Reading

It’s TIME: WEA members strike over class size funding, professional comp

Larry Delaney says it’s time for educators to take action. Delaney, president of the Lakewood Education Association, led his 130 members in a one-day strike against the Washington Legislature Wednesday. The issues? 1) Funding for smaller class sizes as approved by voters 2) Professional pay and benefits for educators. 3) Too much testing at theContinue Reading

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