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September 12th, 2017 - 12:12 am § in Misc.

Why We Need a War on Educashun

Question: The war on drugs brought us more drugs cheaper, the war on terror bred terrorists. When are we having a war on education? Answer: Actually we do have war on education. As with drugs, the kids lose.[...]

September 9th, 2017 - 12:39 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Why White Parents Won’t Choose Black Schools By Abby Norman  HUFF POST FERRAN TRAITE SOLER VIA GETTY IMAGES 18k Last year when I attempted to pick my daughter up from school, the volunteers in the carpool line tried to put a fourth grader in my car, not the four year old I was attempting to [&hel[...]

June 15th, 2017 - 9:58 pm § in Misc.

CHARTER SCHOOLS .. pros and cons

Charter schools may provide a better option for children when traditional public schools fail but are they the answer to systemic problems in US education? Kristen Saloomey  Kristen Saloomey is a New York-based correspondent for Al Jazeera who has been honoured by the United Nations Foundation for [...]

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[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 11:47 am § in Uncategorized

Will WASTATE go for charters under Trumped Education?

The Donald’s choice of Betsy DeVos as the next secretary of education is momentous for the fight here WA over charters. Stripped of lots of rhetoric the fight here has two parts: 1. Who should control the tax money spent, under our Constitution, to provide public education?  On one side, most[...]

January 18th, 2017 - 2:19 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc.

Trump’s nominee for Sec Ed has NEVER visited a public school

John Kilpatrick FACEBOOK  K-12 education hit me square in the head twice today. First, this morning, I heard a bit of the testimony of Betsy DeVos, the billionaire nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education. She testified she’s never set foot in a public school. She was educated in private scho[...]

November 2nd, 2016 - 9:52 am § in Misc.

FACEBOOK DIALOGUE: On Charter Schools

 Kathleen Anderson Some years ago I asked why students in private schools do better. The answer I received was that the private schools are comprised of a concentrated, self-selected population who are focused on education. What do you think? I think BOTH the question and answer are wrong.   First[...]

April 27th, 2016 - 1:07 am § in Misc.

Black Lives Matter: Guilt vs Responsibility

BLM totters on the edge of two bad things … white guilt and self pity. Guilt is a lousy replacement for responsibility. White guilt remains a source of racism not only among Southern red necks but among condescending whites, especially in communities like Seattle where the white majority has r[...]

February 28th, 2016 - 10:23 am § in Misc.

CROSSCUT: Are charter schools the fix for Washington’s broken education system?

Excellent article by by Tom James at Crosscut.  Robin Lake head of the Center on Reinventing Public Education,  at the University of Washington has conducted numerous studies of charter schools nationwide. “There’s a certain segment of folks who really want their own space. Who really want to[...]

February 25th, 2016 - 3:03 pm § in Misc.

What Kids Know

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