@8 It is no secret that I work for Nick Hanauer. As I announced on HA
I am writing this post from my new office on the 28th floor of the Russell Investments Center in downtown Seattle, where I have just started my first day of steady part-time work for America’s premier self-loathing plutocrat, Nick Hanauer. I have been hired to put my research, analysis, and writing skills to work advancing a broad range of public policy issues—obviously, income inequality and gun violence prevention, for example—but notably not education reform, because Nick is totally deluded about charter schools, so it’s not even worth the two of us having that conversation.
In fact, I went to Hanauer, unsolicited, and and vouched for 1B. My advocacy for a universal preschool program based largely on the guidelines developed by the state Early Learning Technical Workgroup (which is what guided 1B) goes back years. Totally on the record.
@9 I'm not union bashing. (And I didn't write the headline.) As is sometimes the case—like on the arena—labor is split on this issue, and in those cases I'm with some unions and opposed to others. More surprising is that I'm on the opposite side of an education issue from Melissa Westbrook; not sure that's ever happened before.
Honestly, had both 1A and 1B been on the ballot as separate measures—as they should have been—I likely would have voted for both. But our choice is between one or the other. And 1B is the one that creates universal preschool.