Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Director of Communications Jim Lakely speaks with Heather Kays. Kays is a Heartland research fellow and managing editor of School Reform News. Kays joins Lakely to discuss three troubling education stories coming out of the state of Washington.
Multiple concerning education stories have recently come out of the State of Washington. The state Supreme Court ruled the Charter Schools law to be unconstitutional. Also, the Seattle teachers union have gone on strike. Kays explains why the teachers are striking and examines the demands. Lastly, Kays and Lakely discuss how the state is being fined for “chronic underfunding” of the education system.