Matt Isenhower, the Democrat’s candidate for the 45th state senate seat, is very pleased with the Washington Education Association (WEA)—our state’s powerful teachers union. In fact, Isenhower is so delighted with the WEA, he took to Twitter to express his gratitude to the powerful union for its endorsement of his candidacy. Isenhower tweeted,
I’m so honored to have received WEA’s endorsement last weekend! I’ll work in Olympia to make sure our students&teachers have what they need!
— Matt Isenhower (@matt_isenhower) April 9, 2014
Just why is Isenhower so honored by the WEA’s endorsement? Well… Isenhower’s education policy is all about adults, not kids. Here’s why:
- The WEA exerted its considerable influence over Democrat lawmakers in Olympia to withhold $40 million per year in federal education funding for needy children because it didn’t want to take a teachers test seriously.
- The WEA persuaded State Senator Rosemary McAuliffe, ranking member of the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee, to vote against her own bill that would keep $40 million in federal funds for Washington state schools by making a simple adjustment to state law. Once again, all because the WEA didn’t want to take a simple test seriously.
- The WEA refuses to drop its lawsuit against charter schools despite the fact those charter schools exist to provide a stable educational environment to homeless children and at-risk youth.
And there you have it…. the three reasons why Matt Isenhower might hate your kids.