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Posts Tagged ‘Public Schools’

January 23rd, 2017 - 12:14 am § in Uncategorized

Freedom Foundation Senator to Chair WASTATE Senate Higher Ed Ctee

Senator Lynda Wilson (R-17th) was named chair of the Washington State Senate’s Higher Education committee this week. (The House’s chair remains Drew Hansen of the 23rd District, Bainbridge and environs.) Senator Wilson is member of the right wing Freedom Foundation * board member She can be h[...]

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[...]

May 22nd, 2016 - 4:22 pm § in Misc.

Why do we need teachers? At Garfield, a student leads the class for free

Garfield High School in Seattle hasn’t had a choir director for seven of the past 12 school months. So the kids started teaching the classes themselves.[...]

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

What Kids Know

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February 13th, 2016 - 12:52 pm § in Misc.

David Brewester: The Year of the Angry Voter

David Brewster I happened to be at a party with a distinguished statesman the other night, and he wondered out loud why voters seem to be so angry this year. We are not at war, there are no scandals in high office, our economy is better than nearly all other countries, we are defusing issues [&helli[...]

February 4th, 2016 - 12:56 pm § in Misc.

UN Calls American Public Schools … RACIST!

U.N. Experts Seem Horrified By How American Schools Treat Black Children READED THE FULL ARTICE BT Rebecca KleinEducation Editor, The Huffington Post American schools are hotbeds for racial discrimination, according to a preliminary report from a group of United Nations experts. The U.N.’s Wo[...]

January 26th, 2016 - 6:48 pm § in Misc.

Seattle Public Schools Close Programs

For almost 25 years, The Wells  Middle College High School has been a joint effort of the UW and the Seattle Public Schools, giving disenfranchised students a different, personalized and highly successful education through a curriculum based on social justice and a critical pedagogy. Apparently[...]

January 4th, 2016 - 1:33 pm § in Misc.

WASTATE Teachers well paid/ Why pay them MORE then any other profession?

So why does the governor want to raise their pay by $20,000 when our teachers are now paid well above almost every other graduates of the UW?  UNIONS[...]

October 26th, 2015 - 9:32 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Should British universities grade students using an American-style system?

Going for that 4.25! Britain has a very weird system … probably not even understood by anyone there since it was created around the same time as the war of 1812.  Britain, of course won that war. Actually, if there is a change, the new system will not effect Oxford and Cambridge .. A spokesm[...]

October 21st, 2015 - 3:54 am § in America, Jefferson, Schools & Colleges

Academic Free Speach

THE BLAZE: College Professor Writes Column Confessing Her ‘Hate’ for Republicans —  University of Michigan supports her right of free speech.   Communications professor Susan Douglas wrote a column  titled “We Can’t All Just Get Along.” She said, “In our era of polarization, one par[...]