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It's also worth noting that Ark Lodge offers top-notch digital projection and audio. So you don't sacrifice anything in the experience.
Dec 10 Goldy commented on What Do You Think of Pixar's New Inside Out Trailer?.
@4 Paul's not interested in this movie because he has no emotions.
Dec 6 Goldy commented on The Stranger's New City Hall Reporter Is Heidi Groover!.
@2 Actually, the Stranger newsroom looks so much more calm and comfortable now that there aren't so many damned reporters in it.
Nov 5 Goldy commented on What Everyone Who Runs City Hall Secretly Thinks.
Best of luck in the real world, Anna. It's not always as much fun, but it's almost never as miserable.
Nov 3 Goldy commented on Guest Editorial: Prop 1A Is Not About Kids, It's About Unions and Money.
@84 You're an idiot. Reread the thread. I did not write the headline.
Oct 29 Goldy commented on Guest Editorial: Prop 1A Is Not About Kids, It's About Unions and Money.
@77 et al,

Blah, blah, blah. Please continue with the personal attacks. It just highlights how little substance there is to back up your 1B critique... and, well, it also makes you look more than a little bit crazy.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go back to the work that Nick actually pays me to do instead of the work that you uncharitably imagine he pays me to do.
Oct 29 Goldy commented on Guest Editorial: Prop 1A Is Not About Kids, It's About Unions and Money.
@72 To be clear, 1B does not mandate a single curriculum. It will approve multiple curricula, probably three at first, from which providers may choose. There is nothing to prevent, for example, say, a Montessori curriculum from being approved, assuming it produces results.

As for who gets in? Children from families earning less than 300 percent of the federal poverty line. Where will they be? Presumably scattered throughout the city as preschools are now.

I simply don't understand the argument that we shouldn't put something before voters until every last detail determined. This is a pilot program. Surely, some procedures and policies will be changed over the four years as we learn from experience. You gotta start somewhere, and you can't start anything without a dedicated revenue stream.
Oct 28 Goldy commented on Guest Editorial: Prop 1A Is Not About Kids, It's About Unions and Money.
Melissa @21 and @29,

I hate to be on the opposite side of an education issue from you. You know I do. But your concerns about 1B are totally overblown, and the Sandeep Kaushik conspiracy angle is just silly. Hell, I had as much of a role in starting PubliCola as Sandeep did, and I certainly never had any influence on their editorial direction. And I've been on the opposite side of Sandeep on numerous campaigns (DelBene v. Burner, Murray v. McGinn, Taxi & TNC ordinance, etc), sometimes quite bitterly. So no, there is no pattern.

And the implication that I've somehow been bought by Hanauer is insulting. I have publicly made fun of him for his charter schools support, and I've been advocating for public preschool for years. In fact, my main comeback to the corporate ed reform agenda is that charter schools is an experiment whereas high-quality universal preschool is the one ed reform everybody agrees works. My support of 1B is 100 percent consistent with my extensive public record on the issue. And yeah, it's a little annoying that after a decade of sacrificing my peak earning years to unpaid/low-paid public advocacy, 1B opponents are so quick to question my integrity.

And finally, let's be clear, the curriculum has not been set. Prop 1B is about creating a dedicated revenue stream for ramping up a universal preschool program. The fight over the curriculum comes later. Gotta start somewhere. But nothing happens without the money.

Your recommendation to vote No on Prop 1 is a recommendation to send a message that Seattle voters are not willing to tax themselves to pay for universal preschool.
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Oct 28 Goldy commented on Guest Editorial: Prop 1A Is Not About Kids, It's About Unions and Money.
@30 I was wrong. Eli informs me that I did not actually send him a headline. I composed the post in Wordpress so that I could send him fully formatted HTML, so of course when I copied and pasted that into an email it did not include the headline. My bad. So Eli constructed a headline based on his reading of my post.
Oct 28 Goldy commented on Guest Editorial: Prop 1A Is Not About Kids, It's About Unions and Money.
@22 Again, I did not write the headline. The headline I turned in was "There Is Only One Preschool Measure on Seattleā€™s Ballot: Proposition 1B"
 

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