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Senior Policy Analyst

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Jami Lund is the Freedom Foundation's Senior Education Reform Fellow. From 2004 to 2011, he developed legislative policy as a research analyst for the Washington House Republican Caucus. Prior to that he worked for the Freedom Foundation as the Project Manager for the Teachers Paycheck Protection project, shepherding the development of the Foundation’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court case to protect teacher rights. Jami is an accomplished speaker and researcher, one of Washington state’s top scholars on education policy and finance.

Recent Posts:

WEA Endorses Parent Choice and Other Strangeness

5 Facts about Education Funding

Parents Needed for Dept. of Early Learning Brainstorming

How Much is WEA Union Dues?

The Union Rainbow at the Legislature

Union Kills Accountability

Monopoly Tinkering or School Choice?

Unions Seek Service Cut for Raises

SB 5246 Exposes How Union Power Hurts Neediest Students

Good Practice: Issaquah School District

Bad Contract: Mukilteo School District

Levy for Pay Increases

School Board Elections: The Results Are In

What Can a School Board Do?

25,000 Teachers Paid More Than the National Teacher of the Year

Video: Expanding School Choice in Washington

Top Education Options for Washington Families

Six Ways to Find Out How Good Your Local School Is

What to Ask School Board Candidates

On Education, Friedman Had It Right

Federal Education Funding Bill Passed 

Union Hopes to Squash Independence

School Districts that Can't Pay the Bills?

Advice to Graduates: Live Your Life on Purpose

Education Funding 2011-2012

Kent Schools Shortening School Days

Must School Levies Pad Wages?

Education Options

Run for School Board;Change the future

Shortened School Year

Bad Contract: Battle Ground School District

What Education Costs You

No Legislative Change on School Days

Education Budgets Compared

Indiana Supreme Court: Private Education Vouchers Constitutional

Open Letter to Senator Rolfes

Return on Education Investment

Spring Cleaning for the Education Monopoly

Teacher Strike Organizer on a School Board?

Should Student Learning Matter in Teacher Evaluations?

A Tiny Legislative Drama

Regulating Education Options?

Video: No More Stealing from Students

Cannibalize Community Colleges for Wages?

Education Reforms Elsewhere

National School Choice Week

Can Someone Get a Union Dues Refund?

Ideal School Choice Laws for Washington in 2013

The Legislative Cutoff Calendar

Top Five Education Facts

Governor's Budget: Taxes for Education

Your Ideal Education System

Customized Workplace Representation

$4 Billion More for Basic Education?

Study Shows "Staffing Surge" in WA Public Schools

Questions and Answers About Public Charter School Options for Families

Education Funding 10-11

Movie Review: Won't Back Down

Unions Dumping Money to Oppose Parent Options

Sultan School Employees Contract: Bad News

Attend Your Local School Board Meeting

Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidates

Are Adults Cheating Students Out of School Days in Your District?

Performance Audit of Public Schools

Why Charter School Options Are Important

What Charter School Opponents Will Say and Why It Is Wrong

Charter School Initiative Filed

Background on opting out of a union

Marysville Matchup: Music for Students vs. Adult Compensation

Community Colleges Staying Nimble for Another Year

Education Funding

New Poll Shows Washington Voters Support School Choice

A Platform for Basic Education

Cajoling Career Pathways

What's the Fuss Over School Health Benefits?

Crazy Talk

Local Only Union

Taxes for Educational Expenses

Policy HighlighterCourt Strikes Down Adult-Focused Education Funding System

Priorities of Government: Fund Education First

A Year to Prune Government?

Government by Whom?

Camel Nose: New Employee Benefit-Lifelong Learning Accounts

What the Supreme Court's Ruling on Basic Education Funding Means

Education Entrepreneur

Questions Unfair to School Board Candidates?

Camel Noses and the Deficit of 2024

New Facts Released on Higher Ed in Washington

Shorten the School Year?

Education Priorities--Cut Services or Cut Costs?

Gubernatorial Candidates on Education

Governor's Proposed Budget:Cut Education Services or Cut Costs?

School Board Conflict of Interest?

Who is Running for School Board?

Teacher Strike: Interests of Adults vs. Interests of Children

OTHER WRITINGS AND COMMENTARY

Open Collective BargainingOlympian, February 20, 2014

Mukilteo schools levy is for employee raises, Mukilteo Beacon, February 05, 2014

Priorities in Puyallup School Board Race

Priorities in Everett School Board RaceThe Herald, September 28, 2013

Open Union Bargaining Meetings to the Public, Seattle Times, September 10, 2013

Keep School Boards Accountable for Worker PayMason County Journal,  September 5, 2013

Hold School Boards Responsible for ChoicesTri-City Herald, August 9, 2013

Shortened school calendar suggests that teacher compensation is more important than student learning, EAGNews.org, June 24, 2013

Contested Centralia School Board Election is Good News, The Chronicle, June 18, 2013

Must the Kent School Board Disrupt the Student Schedule? Kent Reporter, June 12, 2013

Shortened School Days Draw Ire of Education ActivistThe Chronicle, June 11, 2013

School Boards Deciding Levy SpendingKitsap Sun, June 9, 2013

Washington State Considers School ChoiceSchool Reform News, June 4, 2013

Budget woes drive rise in partial school daysKING 5 News, May 13, 2013

A closer look at how the BGSD conducts its business, The Reflector, April 3, 2013

Competition would boost educationColumbian, February 3, 2013

Discussing Governor Gregoire's 'Legacy', KING 5 News, January 15, 2013

Superintendent Dorn has been wrong a lot latelyBellingham Herald, January 11, 2013

Superintendent Dorn has been wrong a lot lately, News Tribune, January 11, 2013

Peninsula Teacher in Bullying Incedent may not teach againKIRO TV, August 30, 2012

Shorter School year shortchanges students, Seattle Times, August 23, 2012

Appetite for Schooling Options Growing, Issaquah Reporter July 2, 2012

People who want a change in their local school need only get involved, Sequim Gazette, April 18, 2012

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