How can we stop this proposal to combine all levels of education into one department under an appointed secretary?
The thought of such a mediocre governor as we now have or any governor presiding over this massive grouping is frightening. Removing an elected official with a specific responsibility for an appointed secretary with diverse responsibilities? My experience says it is a disaster.
I have a degree in secondary education and taught at community colleges in the state for a number of years. I have attended a number of local school board meetings and community college board meetings in this state. I have been a member of the Seattle Community College faculty salary negotiating team.
I have had limited experience lobbying the state Legislature on college teachers’ issues.
Elective accountability must be preserved where ever it exists.
Who can gain from this change? Not the voters. Not the taxpayers.