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Washington’s Students are Losing in this Power Struggle

Originally published at Puget Sound Business Journal

Governor Inslee and Superintendent Reykdal, responsible for K-12 public education throughout Washington State, are personally experiencing the business side of the monster they’ve until now tried to appease — the Washington Education Association (WEA).

The largest representative of public school educators, the WEA is notoriously in lockstep with the Democratic Party, each fueling the other’s agenda.

The symbiotic relationship between Democratic leaders and the state’s biggest teacher union is what has made the current clash so striking. Disagreement regards reopening K-12 schools. At stake is control of state schools — and over the past several months teacher unions have called the shots in our government-funded and run K-12 public education system.

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Keri D. Ingraham

Director and Fellow, American Center for Transforming Education
Dr. Keri D. Ingraham is a Fellow of Discovery Institute and Director of the Institute’s American Center for Transforming Education. She spent nearly two decades leading within the field of education as a national consultant, requested conference speaker, head of school, virtual and hybrid academy director, administrator, classroom teacher, and athletic coach. Her areas of education expertise include innovation, thought leadership, research, online learning best practices, customized hybrid program development, business model creation, operations effectiveness, and strategic planning for sustainability and scaling.