Posts Tagged ‘Schools’

January 30th, 2018 - 9:34 am § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Is it Pork?

I am a fan of Reuven Carlyle.  He is one of the bright lights of the Democratic party, but … Now the State legislature finally passed its capital budget. That is good, but the budget also reflects politics, or as  Rep. Gael Tarleton said,  “The commitments to our communities that this bud[...]

March 17th, 2017 - 9:50 am § in Misc.



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 21st, 2016 - 12:21 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

Would Trump’s Son In Law Get Into the UW?

WHY THE UW MATTERS  Jared Kushner, husband to Ivanka Trump and now the apparent consigliere of the Trump White House, was admitted to Harvard, but he might not have been accepted at UW. Over at FACEBOOK, UW President Ana Mari Cauce glows with pride that our university ranks among the top 20 in [...]

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


 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[...]

August 29th, 2016 - 10:16 am § in Misc.

Tim Eyman : Swamp the WASTATE Supremes with email

URGENT:  Plz forward this update to everyone on your email list(s) — help us spread this like wildfire. Monday, July 18th, 2016 To:  Our thousands of supporters throughout the state (cc’d to the media, house & senate members, and Governor) From:  Tim Eyman, Jack Fagan, & Mike [...]

June 29th, 2016 - 8:19 am § in Misc., UW

UW cuts teaching history, philosophy, anthropology, political science, geography, and sociology

 Setting aside the lack of publicized enrollment data, the rationale for cutting TA positions is rooted in the university’s market-based, neoliberal budgeting model. Rod Palmquist, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Geography The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a long-term budget shortfall of $1[...]

June 21st, 2016 - 5:54 pm § in Misc.

Remember Christie?

TAKE MONEY FROM THE POOR SCHOOLS .. to fund lower taxes! Trenton, NJ – Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed redistributing billions of dollars in educational aid from the poorest districts to hundreds of other schools, calling the current funding formula “immoral” and a facto[...]