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Rob McKenna

Need for changes to NCLB no excuse to go backward on important standards

Many parents around Washington recently received a letter explaining that under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, their child’s school has failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the law. The letters went out because schools have not achieved NCLB’s aspirational standards of 100% of students being proficient in reading and math. Obviously that is an … [Read More]

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Could you ballpark state government’s total debt?

From attack ads to presidential debate zingers to somber newspaper editorials, we’ve all heard about the federal debt and deficit ad nauseam. It’s difficult to place … [Read More]

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Unions say a benefit, once given, must continue in perpetuity

Taxpayers should be breathing a sigh of relief after the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday against public sector union plaintiffs in a suit over pension … [Read More...]

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Jason Mercier

Senator requests opinion from Attorney General on Harris v. Quinn impact in Washington

Washington Policy Center On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Harris v. Quinn calling into question the forced unionization of some Washington residents. The decision at a minimum likely applies to home healthcare workers, family child care providers and language access providers(it may also impact others). The reason these three groups may be affected … [Read More]