You may have heard that there's been something of a ruckus recently about local governments allowing prayers before their meetings. For some communities it has long been a tradition for a citizen or clergy member to offer an invocation before a meeting of elected officials, while others are just...Read more here
Trouble in union paradise? Apparently. In a somewhat ironic turn of events, the staff organization of the Washington Education Association, WEASO, is claiming that the state teacher’s union is violating its collective bargaining agreement with its administrative employees.
Last week, Sen. Michael Baumgartner from Spokane introduced SB5935. The bill has the potential to make Washington the 25th right-to-work state, meaning that union membership could no longer be a condition of employment in either private or public workplaces. There are two primary reasons for such a...Read more here
By 4:00 on Friday the 17th consider filing for school board. Local school boards decide who will be hired, how they will be deployed and removed, what priorities will be funded, what curriculum is used, how students advance, how the schedule is organized, what facilities are needed, what options...Read more here
The Seattle Times reported last Thursday that a student committee at the University of Washington has proposed a three-percent tuition increase to fund faculty raises. They intend for their recommendation to melt the wage freeze that has been in effect for the past four years.