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Posts Tagged ‘Charter Schools’

November 20th, 2015 - 1:38 am § in Schools & Colleges, Seattle, The Ave Scene

Why we should rename Garfield High School

At Garfield High School, the Education You Get Depends on Your Color by Allie Holly-Gottlieb  APR 27, 2000 The Stranger This is a great essay and very worth reading. Sadly, however, it fails to reflect that facts today.  Garfield is rapidly becoming a white neighborhood school.  Soon its catchme[...]

November 5th, 2015 - 4:20 pm § in Misc.

Seattle (and Washington’s) Charter Schools Alive and Well

Seattle Weekly: Charter Schools Are Dead. Long Live Charter Schools In the wake of a crippling Supreme Court ruling, Seattle charter schools are fighting back. And may be expanding.[...]

October 29th, 2015 - 11:29 am § in Academic Standards, America, Diversity, Schools & Colleges

Oracle Builds Charter School to Serve San Mateo

Charter Schools: Why Oracle Is Building a Public High School on Its Campus Oracle is building “”  a public high school devoted to science and technology education. The Design Tech High School — or for short — will open in 2017 on a section of Oracle’s corporate campu[...]

October 20th, 2015 - 7:11 pm § in America, Americanism, Black, Diversity, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

How The Seattle School District Assures Itself That Racism Works

   The District has been pulling this racist nonsense for at least 30 years. This story is especially absurd because, in the case of Leschi, the school featured in the Times’ piece, the problem is solving itself.  The area of Lechi, once  predominantly Black, is being gentrified. S[...]

October 8th, 2015 - 8:09 am § in Misc.

Why Do Teachers Unions Demean Charter Teachers?

“The claims of critics — including my own union — are unfounded.” Says charter school teacher, Mary Hinley. Parents have chosen to send their children to these schools just as teachers have chosen to invest their professional lives into the success of these schools. This debate shoul[...]

October 6th, 2015 - 9:01 am § in Misc.

The Anti Charter School Forces Exult in Departure of Arnie Duncan

  I keep reading this sort of thing with the magic word “evidence” followed by anecdotal data.   I am a follower of Thomas Jefferson.  His idea, for all the flaws of his racism, was for all Americans to have an equal opportunity to compete.  His proudest achievement was foundin[...]

October 3rd, 2015 - 1:42 am § in America, Diversity, political correctness, Schools & Colleges

Anti Charter Propaganda

american-dreamDavid Sirota at Salon goes on a tirade, claiming that we do not need to reform public schools because poor kids do badly cuz they iz poor.  This article is rather stupid. YES poverty is a very, very bad thing. Yes, as Sirota highlights,  studies show that 2/3 of the variation among Americas scho[...]

September 27th, 2015 - 9:37 pm § in Misc.


American Center for Transforming Education. Unanimous: five Attorneys General think court got charters case wrong! Christine Gregoire, Rob McKenna, Slade Gorton, Ken Eikenberry and Bob Ferguson all want the WA Supreme Court to reconsider and reverse their decision. What do you think?  [...]

August 2nd, 2015 - 8:13 am § in Misc.

An Endorsment for School Board: Steve Sundquist

Since Seattle is overwhelmingly a city of the childless, why vote for anyone? In a city where we have become increasingly all white (the most white city in the US!) , these jobs seem to go to activists who have no kids of their own but are all too willing to tell others how THEIR […][...]

June 16th, 2015 - 1:21 am § in Academic Standards, Schools & Colleges, Tech, The Ave Scene

What $21,000 in Tuition Can Buy

 “We’ve literally built an operating system for a 21st century school system,” says AltSchool’s founder. (Excerpted from Bloomberg Business, by Adam Satariano) Former Google executive Max Ventilla with $133 million from venture capitalists and Mark Zuckerberg has started  a for-profit, $[...]