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July 10th, 2017 - 11:10 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

The State Budget: Victory of Teachers’ Unions, The Rest of Education NOT SO MUCH

From The Seattle Times: Where does the new state education fund go? TEACHER SALARIES: The budget plan will shift the burden of covering teacher-salary costs to the state to comply with McCleary v. Washington. Lawmakers plan to do this by instituting a state property-tax hike in property-rich school [...]

July 2nd, 2017 - 10:57 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

Black Teachers

Black kids do need Black teachers. More importantly, Black kids need teachers that care. One might think that all Black teachers have Black kids best interest in mind, but that is not always the case. I have read about the shortage of Black teachers, which is a very fundamental problem. Statistics s[...]

June 20th, 2017 - 10:42 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Major Threat To UW and Hutch By Trump

The Trump administration wants to make massive cuts in research while claiming to spend MORE money on science.   The TRUMP Government, led by The Secretary of HHS and the Director of the OMB, have previously proposed draconian cuts to the NIH budget.  Now we know the vehicle for the cuts .. an att[...]

May 7th, 2017 - 7:23 am § in Jews, Schools & Colleges

DARTMOUTH APPOINTS DEAN ASSOCIATED WITH ANTISEMITIC BDS

Dartmouth dean’s academic boycott hasn’t been forgotten—and shouldn’t be taken lightly — Jewish Journal JEWISHJOURNAL.COM[...]

May 5th, 2017 - 8:13 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Can the WADEMS Challenge Momma McMorris Rodgers?

Rep. Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare Tries To ‘Jimmy Kimmel’s Baby’ Her Son. NOPE. Don’t worry, Rep. McMorris Rodgers, YOUR son will be fine! This was once Tom Foley’ seat but the WADEMS have been afraid to support a challenger who could take on this right wing luddite version of Pat[...]

February 15th, 2017 - 1:17 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges

ATTACKS ON TENURE

Colleges, faced with funding cuts, target tenure trims Douglas Belkin Updated Feb. 14, 2017 5:19 p.m. ET For decades, tenured professors held some of the most prestigious and secure jobs in the U.S. Now, their status is under attack at public and private colleges alike. In states facing budget[...]

February 12th, 2017 - 1:20 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Emperor’s New Clothes: The Ain’t Art Scene

I love the ORIGINAL Seattle Art Museum, the ORIGINAL SAM.  The collection of “Asian” art is a wonderful statement of both the divers art of what is not Europe but of the taste of Dr. Fuller. I am, therefore.  offended by the way the folks who run the Seattle “”Art” Mu[...]

February 9th, 2017 - 1:29 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

How Much Are Teachers Paid??????????????????

TEACHER PAY IS CONFUSING Teacher pay becomes a major issue because of the right of teachers to strike and because parents depend on teachers for that most precious thing, their kids’ futures. And because, in this state, teacher pay is the major part of the tax money the state is supposed to pa[...]

February 7th, 2017 - 12:26 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

A Bad Choice

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie This is tragic.  From all appearances, De Vos is at best a well meaning heiress with good intent, too much money but little knowledge.  Even though I am an advocate of  PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS, Ms. De Vos’ efforts to block review[...]

February 6th, 2017 - 12:07 am § in Donald Trump, Schools & Colleges

What Trump Budget Cuts Mean For the University

(Based on material in The Hill)  The the so-called skinny budget means dramatic changes that affect academics. Russ Vought, a former aide to Vice President-elect Mike Pence and  John Gray, who previously worked for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are writing the new budget,  Their document is expect[...]