Washington Policy Center

Mandates Increase Costs and Reduce Access to Affordable Health Insurance

Paul Guppy
June 1, 2002

In this Policy Note, Paul Guppy asserts that paying for health care coverage is one of the fastest-rising costs facing businesses and families in Washington.

Accountability and Learning: Assessing the Seattle Families and Education Levy

Paul Guppy
February 1, 2011

Seattle school administrators are seeking approval of a fourth education levy in two years. Yet, education research shows spending more money will not improve learning for Seattle school children.

Are Unions a Benefit or Obstacle to the Education of Children?

Liv Finne
May 1, 2011

This Policy Brief is an adaptation of a presentation Liv Finne delivered at Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education on April 20, 2011.

'Green' Schools Fail to Make the Grade: State Building Rules Do Not Raise Student Test Scores

December 31, 2004

Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school vouchers are constitutional in 2002, grassroots activists around the country have been organizing to support passage of school choice programs.

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