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Washington Teachers Union

It's My Money and I Want it Now!

Vin Testa | Posted 09.23.2016 | Education
Vin Testa

Do you remember that commercial? Ironically, the PAID actors would throw open their windows and doors, stick their heads outside, and yell, "It's my money and I want it NOW!" I am not one of those paid actors - I am a public school teacher whose contract expired in 2012.

Thousands Of Washington State Teachers Plan One-Day Walkout

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, April 22 (Reuters) - Several thousand teachers across Washington state are planning a one-day strike on...

Spokane To Apply For Charter School After Approval Of Washington's Initiative 1240

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

Washington’s Initiative 1240, which allows for the creation of up to 40 charter schools over five years, has been approved by a majority of Washingt...

Joining Forces With Former WTU President George Parker to Benefit Kids

Michelle Rhee | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Michelle Rhee

I recently shared my views on unions with the former head of the Washington Teachers Union, and he said he thought the unions had to become more reform-minded. "Huh," I thought. "That doesn't sound like the standard union line."

Thomas B. Edsall

Michelle Rhee Threatens End-Run Around Teachers' Union | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michelle Rhee, education chancellor of the District of Columbia -- in charge of the worst performing public school system in the nation -- has laid do...