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Posts Tagged ‘teachers union’

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[...]

July 20th, 2016 - 7:28 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

Law Suit Threatens to Close WASTATE Public Schools

State schools chief Randy Dorn filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Seattle Public Schools and six other districts alleging that they illegally rely on local levies to fund basic education.   (from Seattle Times) The seven school districts, which the lawsuit says are named as examples, are Seattle, [...]

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.[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 1:48 am § in Misc.

Who becomes a cop or a teacher? Sending Richard Sherman to Stanford would not have made him a better cop. .

Maybe the sad economy will help, but I suspect that the effort to send everyone to college will not result in  millennials choosing  to become police officers or teachers.  I also think the idea that a college education makes people more tolerant is elitist. The issue is not about pay.  Entry l[...]

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[...]

November 5th, 2015 - 4:20 pm § in Misc.

Seattle (and Washington’s) Charter Schools Alive and Well

Seattle Weekly: Charter Schools Are Dead. Long Live Charter Schools In the wake of a crippling Supreme Court ruling, Seattle charter schools are fighting back. And may be expanding.[...]

October 3rd, 2015 - 1:42 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Anti Charter Propaganda

David 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?  [...]

September 15th, 2015 - 9:47 pm § in Misc.

FREAKING NEWS: Seattle Teachers Reject HUGE Pay Hike!

This may not be good information but a questionable  source just told me that the Seattle Teacher’s Union just rejected this  salary proposal   ….REJECTED a starting salary with huge benefits, automatic promotions, and progression to tenure! I checked the TV .. perhaps it is more r[...]