Monday, January 23, 2012

Fight the Furlough!

Tomorrow, January 24th, is a Seattle School District furlough day -- that is, teachers are contractually mandated to not work, interact with other teachers or students in a professional manner, or even use their school emails at risk of disciplinary action. In coordination with the teachers opposed to budget cuts, students and teachers are wearing red shirts (or pants, socks, shoes, whatever you got) to draw attention to the opposition to the cuts. Join us! If you go to a Seattle School, please wear something red. If you don't go to a Seattle School, you can (of course!) still wear red, and privately smile to yourself that you are participating (or lecture your coworkers, bus driver, or significant others about the matter). Thanks for joining us in wearing red!!!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

State Court audits Previous Decision

We have some great news that will strongly influence education in Washington State! The State Supreme Court has decided to discuss a decision made by Judge John Erlick regarding education funding. Washington State has failed to fulfill their biggest duty, but tomorrow the State Supreme Court will decide what legal action needs to occur (if any). We hope that this will serve as a wake-up call to legislators, that maybe it is now time to listen to the voice of the thousands of students that have spoken in the past few weeks. Congratulations, Washington Students! Thanks to all of you, we're moving in the right direction.

For more information, please check out this article:


December 5th, 2012
The Court has ruled in the favor of students everywhere - but did not require immediate legislative action. Seattle Times.