Rep. Joel McEntire’s floor speech on House Bill 1028, improving eligibility, recruitment and retaining educators.

Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, speaks in favor of House Bill 1028 that would allow many teachers to enter the workforce and improve student outcomes. The legislation comes at a time when a lack of access to teacher certification programs is contributing to a teacher shortage in Washington state.

The bill would help fulfill our constitutional mandate to provide a good, quality education for our students, and is good for our current educators, as well as educators of the future.


Washington State House Republican Communications