Teacher Union Officials Apparently Only Stakeholders in WA State Schools

It seems Washington state parents are beginning to embrace home schooling, school choice or online learning, as ways to continue schooling for the future.  A new poll from the American Federation of Children shows more parents are considering pulling their children out of the public schools.

The State Superintendent for Schools convened an advisory session with so-called stakeholders, which, apparently to him, meant mostly representatives from the Washington Education Association (WEA).  Live Finne has the story on Washington Policy Center

Schools have been closed for two months, and will remain closed through the end of the school year. Tests have been cancelled. Measure of student progress has practically ended.  In Seattle nearly all high school students are being given A’s, with a few getting Incompletes. Students say learning is not going well.

The Seattle Times reveals the state’s only remaining form of accountability is a weekly survey of administrators which many districts do not even answer. Washington spends $17 billion a year on K-12 schools, and under COVID there is effectively no accounting for this spending.