2016 Primary Voters' Guide
Washington State - Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Executive

Coming Soon
David Spring

Elected Experience: 5th LD Representative to the King County Legislative Action Committee.

Other Professional Experience: Instructor, Bellevue College, Researcher, University of Washington, Author, Weapons of Mass Deception, a book exposing the corporate takeover of our public schools.

Education: Washington State University: Bachelor of Science Education, University of Washington: Master’s Degree in Education.

Community Service: As Director of the Coalition to Protect our Public Schools, I've spent the past 8 years advocating for school funding in Olympia. I wrote the only bill which would have fully funded our schools - Senate Bill 6093. I am also a leader of Opt Out Washington, an organization opposed to the draconian SBAC test.

Statement: Our children are forced to endure some of the lowest funded, most overcrowded schools in the nation. Severely overcrowded classrooms prevent struggling students from getting the help they need. Precious tax dollars that should go toward schools have instead been diverted, by our corporate dominated legislature, into billions in tax breaks for wealthy multinational corporations. Our legislature gives away four dollars in tax breaks for every dollar they invest in our schools.

Olympia politicians keep kicking the can down the road by forming more fake education funding committees. It is time to recognize that politicians in Olympia are never going to fund our schools.

I am running for Superintendent to end this corrupt corporate welfare scheme by going around the legislature and directly to our Supreme Court asking them to repeal illegal tax breaks in order to immediately restore school funding - so we can reduce class sizes so struggling students can finally get the help they need to succeed.

I am the only candidate for Superintendent with a real plan to fully fund our schools, provide students with free higher education, end toxic high stakes tests and clean up corruption in Olympia. Please visit our website for more information!

(425) 876-9149