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Posts Tagged ‘Charter Schools’

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, $[...]

May 10th, 2015 - 11:36 am § in Misc.

How much are teachers paid?

“Of the whole McCleary debate, the biggest issue is compensation,” said Chris Vance, former chair of Republican Party. The Seattle Times interactive chart (left) shows some of the problem caused by our not having Charter Schools. What is striking is that these are very HIGH salaries for a job th[...]

February 13th, 2015 - 1:58 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, Washington State

Reuven Carlyle: A Thought Filled Analysis of Education in WASTATE

Rethinking Public School Funding: Back To A New Future. The Washington State Constitution crafted in 1889 includes these mighty words in Article IV, section 1:  “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without [...]

January 18th, 2015 - 7:47 pm § in America, Diversity

White Christian Superintendent Protects Black High School Kids From Being Offended by the F and N Words.

DeKalb County Alabama school superintendent Hugh Taylor (left)  cancelled a high school history club field trip.  The movie they had wanted to see was “Selma.”  The school is predominantly minority (i.e. black).  Their parents were paying for the tickets. The superintendent said he w[...]

January 16th, 2015 - 8:58 pm § in America, Diversity, free speech, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Why Seattle NEEDS Charter Schools: Parents NEED Choice

A story from the tiny Center School at Seattle Center illustrates how badly the District can hurt kids by top down, arrogant, centralized management. In 2o13 the Seattle School District decided to censor the teachings of a popular Center School teacher, Jon Greenberg.  Mr. Greenberg’s proble[...]

December 22nd, 2014 - 5:21 pm § in Academic Standards, America, Americanism, Black, Diversity, Racism, Schools & Colleges

BLACK AMERICA: Who chooses the schools?

This bothers me a lot more than the color of the skin in a police officer’s uniform.  Too often I hear well-meaning lace curtain liberals, white and black, telling black parents what is best for their kids. Education is not a way out of the current occupation of black America, its is the only[...]