Eleven school districts have had their teachers vote to walk out in protest over the lack of funding for public education in Washington State as well as lack of progress on a budget that meets that obligation via the McCleary ruling.
The latest teacher group is from Lake Washington School District who will walk on May 6th. Lakewood and Stanwood-Camano, both in Snohomish County, walked out Wednesday.
Today Anacortes, Bellingham, Blain, Mount Vernon, Conway and Ferndale will walk. Next week sees teachers in Sedro-Woolley and Oak Harbor walk.
As far as I know, discussions are continuing at SEA but no vote has been taken.
As I previously reported, the Governor has announced the Special Session of the Legislature will begin this Wednesday.
I note that this does not appear to be happening in other parts of the state. I could find no mention of it in the Spokane Review with two stories in the Yakima Herald plus a scathing editorial against the action.
I wish the WEA had organized a one-day strike that actually took place on one single day - either at the capital or in teachers' home districts. I think the impact would have been much greater.