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Since the Janus v. AFSCME case was argued at the U.S. Supreme Court, teacher unions have begun lobbying their willing allies in legislatures and statehouses to pass laws that would skirt an expected ruling for workers' rights (expected in June).  Vincent Vernuccio and Chantal Lovell write in Commentary: Unions circumventing the Supreme Court that "Washington state is the breeding ground for most legislation attempting to undermine the court." 

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Meet the NWPE Board!
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 02, 2017, 04:04 PM

Northwest Professional Educators has a new board of directors. Get acquainted with these distinguished educators who have passion for teacher choice and student achievement! 

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Lori Porter tired of paying to be bullied
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 24, 2016, 10:28 PM

So, what’s a teacher to do?

You love guiding, inspiring, teaching children.

You enjoy the ever-changing landscape each day brings.

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Teacher Choice Gains Steam
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 28, 2015, 02:16 PM

It's obvious that teachers are looking for options to the national labor unions for their professional protection and support.  Mike Antonucci, director of the Education Intelligence Agency, reports that in states without compulsory union fees, NEA affiliates lost more than 47,000 active members in 2014 while NEA affiliates in agency fee states gained about 5,300 active members.  Let's look at the numbers in the Northwest.

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Forced Union Dues at Risk
posted by: Cindy Omlin | July 01, 2015, 08:07 PM

Thousands of Washington and Oregon educators who don’t want union representation and don’t want to pay union dues are forced to do so because of state laws made possible by the Supreme Court’s 1977 Abood decision. The Supreme Court signaled this week that it may be prepared to strike down this anti-teacher choice practice once and for all.

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Jeff Crapper Awarded NWPE New Classroom Start Up Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 28, 2014, 12:55 AM

Congratulations to Mr. Jeff Crapper, an NWPE member and science teacher at Five Oaks Middle School in Beaverton, OR. 

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Stranger than Fiction: Hugs Banned in Schools
posted by: Cindy Omlin | October 09, 2012, 05:38 PM

For years students used the popular health class slogan, "Hugs not drugs" with their friends and peers. However, recent bans on friendly hugs in New Jersey and North Carolina public schools are challenging this old adage and raising questions over appropriate displays of affection in schools.   Continue Reading...