Posts Tagged ‘Seattle Public Schools’

March 20th, 2019 - 10:38 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Is there a “Teacher Shortage” in Seattle?

The Seattle Times and the teachers union agree there is.  But is there a shortage of people who want to teach, or a shortage of people who the rules will let teach? This figure show the real problem  … in a tight and challenging job market no one wants to go to “teacher school.” [...]

April 6th, 2018 - 10:41 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A Message from The Losing Candidate for Superintendent of the Seattle Public Schools

Jeanice Kerr Swift did not get our top job, but she sent a message that Superintendent Juneau should hear! A friend criticized me for opposition to Jeanice Kerr Swift .This friend, an advocate for the current Board’s directions, caused me of being out of by Ms. Swifts’s diminutive height[...]

April 5th, 2018 - 9:24 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Seattle Chooses a New Superintendent of Public Schools

Denise Juneau, the former Montana superintendent of public instruction, will take the reins of Seattle Public Schools in July.  I am happy about this. Superintendent Juneau stood out from the other two candidates in three ways .. 1. Experience She has worked not just as a teacher and administrator [...]

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[...]

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, [...]

July 19th, 2016 - 10:40 am § in Misc., UW

In the STEM era, do they really still teach Latin?

David Brewster One part of university humanities that is not declining, including at UW, is classics. The likely reason is all the attention classics profs pay to high school teachers, producing a trickle-up pattern for the humanities. Most other humanities departments look down their noses at high [...]

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 13th, 2016 - 1:16 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Needs Cooks!

Seattle has an explosive new growth of chefs.  Seems as if every new Seattle restaurant has an eager wannabe James Beard finalists.  … it is getting hard to find a place that just serves a good meal! As the Washington Post discusses, these elitist chefs need someone to .. well to cook! R[...]

October 20th, 2015 - 7:11 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

How The Seattle School District Assures Itself That Racism Works

   The District has been pulling this racist nonsense for at least 30 years. This story is especially absurd because, in the case of Leschi, the school featured in the Times’ piece, the problem is solving itself.  The area of Lechi, once  predominantly Black, is being gentrified. S[...]

September 9th, 2015 - 12:00 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Misc., Politics, The Ave Scene

Teachers are trippin(g), but pay Kam right? Smh

Kam Chancellor signed a four year deal worth $28 million dollars.  Chancellor was given a $5 million dollar signing bonus, and he is guaranteed to receive nearly $8 million dollars of his deal.  In 2015, Chancellor will earn $4.5 million dollars, and his $100 thousand incentive check is nearly $20[...]