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.