Archive for the ‘Schools & Colleges’ Category

November 18th, 2019 - 9:58 am § in America, Economics, Schools & Colleges

Corey Booker for Charter Schools

Cory Booker: Stop Being Dogmatic About Public Charter Schools We can’t dismiss good ideas because they don’t fit into neat ideological boxes or don’t personally affect some of the louder, more privileged voices in the party. By Cory A. Booker, in New York Times, Nov. 18, 2019 About 15 years[...]

November 10th, 2019 - 11:08 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Microsoft and Amazon Fund Free Tuition for Most WA State Families!

From the Seattle Times: Washington opens wider the door to higher education with new College Grant program While Seattle’s ohso liberal community came out to vote against Amazon- supported candidates last week, maybe these same folks need to read this editorial in the Seattle Times.  Evil Jef[...]

November 9th, 2019 - 2:36 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

The Seattle Public Schools … I Charge the Schools with Condescending Racism

HOW CAN THE SPS ADDRESS DISPARITIES WITHOUT SUPPORTING THE HIGHEST GOALS FOR ALL KIDS?  I see this decision by the Seattle schools as condescending to the rights of minority kids to compete at top levels.    Despite the wealth of Seattle .. our money and the collective talents of our citizens .. [...]

October 8th, 2019 - 11:00 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges

60% of Americans Believe the US Education System is in Failure

Confidence is wavering globally in educational institutions. It’s especially pronounced in the U.S. where 60% of Americans say institutions are failing the current generation. The exceptions? China, India and the Middle East. Read the full Pearson Global Learner Survey. [...]

October 7th, 2019 - 1:29 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW


How Massachusetts Built A Booming Biotech Ecosystem and Washington Failed Original text appeared as an advertisement on 538 sponsored by WE WORK.  The text written by Satta Sarmah-Hightower is abstracted for this post and commented by me in blue. The original premise of South  Lake Union was that [...]

September 19th, 2019 - 10:07 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

THE-Ave Challenge: Where is “Heritage University?”

Do you know where this poorly rated  campus is? The American idea of higher education is very different than world standards.  In the US it is very difficult to determine the difference between a university degree and a trade school certification.  Bad examples include the Western Governor’[...]

September 17th, 2019 - 12:37 am § in Schools & Colleges

A Trump Truth

Trump’s asserts that U.S. taxpayers don’t get enough bang for their buck, when US students’ test scores are ranked worldwide, He is correct.  The most recent numbers put the United States at third for government spending on education, behind Switzerland and Norway but American students’ sco[...]

July 5th, 2019 - 8:00 am § in Schools & Colleges

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Corey Booker’s Remarkable Success Story

New Jersey Children’s Foundation Report on Newark Schools Shows Dramatic Student Progress as Students Make Gains in Graduation Rates, Test Scores As Cory Booker campaigns for president, many are asking: have the schools in Newark improved since he was elected mayor in 2006? NEWS PROVIDED BY Ne[...]

June 7th, 2019 - 12:10 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A Charter Lesson for The Seattle Schools: Huge Success by Lebron James?

The Promise School (IPS),  a public elementary school aimed at at-risk Akron, Ohio, opened in 2018.  Funds from the Akron Public Schools are augmented by a contribution from Lebron  James.  Both Lebron and other programs in Akron collaborate to guarantee IPS student tuition to att[...]

June 5th, 2019 - 12:53 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

ARE TEACHERS BADLY PAID? Is a starting salary of $80,000 too low?

A recent report by the NEA notes that only 5 percent of the students in a recent survey of college-bound students were interested in pursuing a career in education, a decrease of 16 percent between 2010 and 2014.  The NEA blames this, and the high rate of turnover in starting teachers, on what they[...]