Choice for Teachers are at it again

Dear Colleague, The Freedom Foundation and Choice for Teachers are at it again, contacting WEA members and encouraging them to drop union membership. They’ve sent mailers to many members this week. They’ve also been known to send email and have shown up at our members’ homes. They often state that you can get a refund, […]

Schools scoff at funding plan

From The Olympian, August 20, 2017 BY MELISSA SANTOS State lawmakers took a victory lap earlier this summer after passing a school-funding plan they said finally meets the state’s education obligations. Now, some local school districts have a message for the Legislature: The numbers aren’t adding up. District officials in Tacoma, Olympia and Seattle […]

Bargaining Update 2-14-17

NTEA had a very fruitful and productive bargaining session on February 14th. Conversations focused on developing contractual mechanisms to deal with the financial uncertainty related to unresolved Washington State Legislature, including issues around the potential “levy cliff” and changes in funding. Although no agreement was reached, conversations will continue until the state provides more clarity […]