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This bill would create an appointed body to regulate education in the state. There would be no direct accountability to the people of Washington. The new board would not include a representative to ensure that private school concerns and issues were fairly heard. It would also abolish the Department of Early Learning, the State Board of Education, the Professional Educators Standards Board, and the Quality of Education Council. In short, this bill would greatly centralize the control of education issues in Washington to the hands of a few appointed individuals. This bill was submitted at the request of the governor.
Please contact your state senator and inform them that you oppose this bill. You can find out who your state senator is by using the HSLDA Legislative Toolbox.
Then, please contact the members of the Senate Ways & Means Committee. You can find their contact information online.
2/25/2011- Currently being heard in Senate Ways & Means.
3/30/2011- Public Hearing in Senate Committee on Ways & Means
12/14/2011- Session ended with no further action being taken.
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