Washington teachers union endorses ‘parent choice’


By Jami Lund | Freedom Foundation

April 3-5 was the Washington Education Associations “Representative Assembly” where the most ardent union supporters gather for a few days of union business.

On the agenda every year is an opportunity for participants to vote on position statements and action items for the union. Here are seven interesting items that passed this year, along with my thoughts.

Business Item 8: Parent choice

No, WEA hasn’t reversed its decades of work to fight against education options for families. This business item invites parents to opt their student out of student assessments. But wait, the union says not all assessments should be up to parents; just the ones related to education accountability.

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