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Will in Seattle 1
Time to phone our state legislators.

It's what everyone does when school funding gets cut.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM · Report this
So basically, after promising a role for the arts in the levy -- followed by a process that does not allow for the arts, the Mayor is finding money somewhere (besides the levy) to help Arts Corps. Great for Arts Corps, but agreed, it does nothing to address the more important structural issue of the role of the arts in helping low income students achieve success. And, I don't think the ommission was "unintentional." We heard what turned out to be an empty promise to include the arts in the levy once before.... Seriously?
Posted by Miguel54 on March 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
Good point, @2. Let's just kill the Tunnel and our funding problems go away.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 14, 2012 at 4:06 PM · Report this
I'll be happier when he fires the narrow-minded incompetent in charge of the Office of Education and hires somebody who understands that academic achievement exists beyond standardized "math & reading" scores.
Posted by d.p. on March 14, 2012 at 7:09 PM · Report this
You know, the more I think about it, this is what we get when we have politicians (former Parks director turned education expert) making decisions instead of teachers, who actually work with students. Teachers understand that learning is a process. Politicians want outcomes / results. I hope the "math and reading bubble test levy" as it should be re-named, includes ample instructions on sharpening #2 pencils.
Posted by Miguel54 on March 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM · Report this

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