Jami Lund is the Freedom Foundation's Senior Policy Analyst. From 2004 to 2011, he developed legislative policy as a research analyst for the Washington House Republican Caucus. Prior to that he worked for the Freedom Foundation as the Project Manager for the Teachers Paycheck Protection project, shepherding the development of the Foundation’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court case to protect teacher rights. Jami is an accomplished speaker and researcher, one of Washington state’s top scholars on education policy and finance.
Lawmakers and other policy observers were concerned the constitutional obligation to provide for education was being disrupted needlessly by the unions, and the Freedom Foundation is a national leader on issues related to the undue influence of public-sector unions.
A sad parable about greed and corruption is unfolding as rideshare drivers who drive with Uber and Lyft continue to be persecuted by the Seattle City Council.
The Washington Education Association (WEA) is telling teachers they need to fight and to insist that the state’s new $1 billion in funding for K-12 education go towards 15 percent raises for teachers and 37 percent raises for support staff.
Recent national headlines have trumpeted reporters’ impressions of unnamed sources’ impressions of White House officials’ impressions of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ comments in recent interviews.
Fact One: The 2017-19 Washington state operating budget is 14 percent larger than the 2015-2017 budget.