WEA members are making history, sending Initiative 1,351 to the November ballot to reduce class sizes statewide as part of the McCleary court decision requiring full education funding in Washington. Kim Mead comments.
In a closely watched labor case involving home health care workers, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to expand workers’ rights but also decided to not radically alter union relations in America -- at least for now. WEA President Kim Mead comments on the decision.
WEA members applaud the Supreme Court's leadership and willingness to hold the Legislature accountable for failing to fully fund K-12 public schools as required by the Constitution -- and its own legislation.
Educators, the people who work directly with our students, know firsthand that the need to fully fund K-12 public schools is urgent and immediate. We can't afford to let the Legislature shortchange another generation of Washington students.
Instead of making more excuses and risking contempt of court charges, legislators should follow the Court's directive and fully fund Washington's K-12 public schools. Our students deserve nothing less.
-- WEA President Kim Mead
McClure, Harriet Thompson and Arthur H. Smith elementary schools — all from the Grandview School district outside Yakima — recently won national awards for improving the health of their students.