Much of the blame for declining education services rests with the teachers’ unions and those who allowed them to hijack the priorities and budgets of school districts.
While teachers across California are welcoming their students back into the classroom, the Freedom Foundation is actively fighting to protect teachers’ rights.
Like public employees in most Washington school districts, bus drivers, food service workers, office staff and classroom aides in the Dayton School District negotiate complicated terms of employment with the district leadership team. As a result, they are guaranteed rights, a grievance process, wage increases and progressive discipline in a written agreement with the district.
Across Washington state, the union for teachers, WEA, has been prodding teachers to strike and to demand enormous pay raises.
The California Teachers Association (CTA) collects money from more than 300,000 public employees in that state.
The Washington Education Association seeks to convince the world that it is an association dedicated to “standing up for Washington students,” but the actual mission is “to advance the professional interests of its members…”