Video: WEA President Mary Lindquist challenges Washington to invest more in K-12 education


The Seattle Times editorial board’s second “Education Conversations” video features an interview with Mary Lindquist, president of the Washington Education Association.

In each interview for the series, we ask our guests three common questions:

What does education mean to you?

What does an ideal education system look like?

Name one reform Washington needs now.

The leader of the state’s most powerful teachers’ union argues public education is woefully underfunded, and that belief is confirmed by the state Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling. Lindquist is a major advocate for funding K-12 public schools before all other areas of education, including early learning and higher education.

Watch the conversation below.


WEA President Mary Lindquist

“Education Conversations” is an occasional series from The Seattle Times editorial board, highlighting the latest thinking in education.


wallyworldguy 2 years, 3 months ago

More money is not the answer, To find the answer, The teachers union simply needs to look in the mirror.


namvet60 2 years, 3 months ago

Maybe the Union should have used the $850,000 that was given to a campaign fund and utilized it on education benefits? They want to spend more taxpayer money but not there own!


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