Posts Tagged ‘Public Schools’

May 20th, 2019 - 1:41 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Why Does NO ONE want to be on the Seattle School Board?

Four of seven seats on the Seattle School Board will be up for grabs this November, and nearly all of the 14 people interested in filling them are newcomers. This is a horrible job. No pay for what is really a full-time job.  The board members do not just set policy, they are expected to act as [[...]

November 3rd, 2018 - 9:45 am § in Hypocrisy

The Homeless: Part 2. Kids

As many as 50% of Seattle’s street people include school age children. How do we change the law so that children are not allowed to live on the streets? It is absurd to believe that a third grader who lives in Ma’s chevy on some back street has an equal opportunity at an education. I [&h[...]

May 22nd, 2018 - 10:39 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Are Public School Teachers Underpaid?

No from Intellectual Takeout James D. Agresti | May 18, 2018 |  12,602       During recent teacher walkouts in Oklahoma that captured national attention, many major media outlets reported misleadingly small figures for teacher pay. By failing to reveal all aspects of teacher compensation, t[...]

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[...]

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


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[...]