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WEA spreading lies about Initiative 1033

One again, WEA

telling its lies

I’ve never had much respect for the Washington Education Association (WEA).

I have even less respect for union after watching and listening to the lies they are telling people on public television.

The ads televised recently against Initiative 1033 claim that if this measure passes in november, that huge cuts in Washington state will occur (mainly because of larger class sizes and teacher layoffs).

This is false.

I have personally called the Washington State Office of Financial Management. In a conversation with one of their people, I was told they can’t estimate what the effect will be on Washington’s education system if I-1033 passes.

Some people seem to forget that our Washington state constitution says that funding education (K-12) is the paramount duty of the state.

The WEA Web site reads: “We are people who care about our students, schools, public education and each other. Working together to improve

education in Washington state, we are the Washington Education Association.“

Give me a break. Who are they trying to kid?

In reality, the WEA has an agenda — promote its members’ welfare and collect dues.

Neither involves the quality of education, nor are they supposed to. It is very clear to me that the WEA does not act in the best interests of the students in Washington state.

ROB DAUGHERTY

Olalla

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