I’m a teacher, and I’m voting for Nathan Schlicher to represent me and the concerns I have for education reform.
Sen. Schlicher’s opponents are lying when they say he opposes school reform. Actually, he has consistently voted for school-reform bills that support our students and our schools, and against those measures that seek to dismantle public education.
One of the things that impresses me about Schlicher is that he believes his job in Olympia is to speak for all of us – it isn’t about partisanship.
When it comes to education, Schlicher knows the focus should be on our kids, so he will continue to vote against bills that attempt to undermine public education and educators who, each year, do more with less, and he will support bills that will make a difference and increase opportunities for students to succeed.
Schlicher’s opponents may say he’s voted against education bills, and he has. He voted against the bad ones: Bills which aimed to eliminate health care benefits of part-time school employees while exempting legislators; bills which attacked the teaching profession; bills which cut social and health services to pay for public education.
Not only do I believe Schlicher deserves another year in office, but our students also deserve to have him in office.