Jan 24, 2013 noamg commented on Teacher Rally Packs the School Board Meeting, School District Threatens Teachers with Suspension.
If you support public education, support teachers now. We are under attack. We have been fighting this test for 4 years. This is not a new issue.

Banda decided to attack and threaten us instead of sitting down and talking. That was not a wise move.

Please send email to Superintendent Banda and tell him what you think of his threats and intimidation. We can use as much support as possible. superintendent@seattleschools.org

Have a kid in Seattle Schools? Have them OPT OUT of the MAP test. Send letters of support to your kids teachers too.

Nov 28, 2012 noamg commented on Tim Burgess Is Running for Mayor.
Puff piece for Burgess. He does not deserve it.
Sep 13, 2012 noamg commented on Why My Budget Will Dedicate $5 Million to Expand Rail in Seattle.
Right on, Mike.
Nov 30, 2011 noamg commented on Garfield Students: "Fund Our Future".
I am damn proud of them. But perhaps City Hall wasn't the best place for the protest? Schools aren't funded by City Hall, or controlled by them (thank god). This a good thing though.
Nov 28, 2011 noamg commented on Mic Check: "Thank You To The State Troopers.".
This was our group that did this. We engaged with them awhile after getting kicked out of the chamber. They were more than patient and compliant. Glad they appreciated it.
Nov 28, 2011 noamg commented on Occupy Shuts Down Ways and Means Committee Hearing, Declaring: "There Will Be No Business as Usual.".
What we did was send a strong message to legislators that we no longer sit idly by while they cut services to people who need them while tax breaks for million and billionaires remain on the books.

What wasn't reported in this story was that the pics posted was of a group of teachers who were issuing an arrest warrant to the legislature for not fully funding education, as our constitution dictates clearly. The courts have clearly ruled that they are out of compliance.

It is more than ironic that Jesse was arrested in this act.
Nov 28, 2011 noamg commented on Rep. Reuven Carlyle on Occupy Disruption: "This Is What Democracy Looks Like.".
Reuven is a joke. He votes with the deems mostly, but pushes for regressive education reform that would make the opportunity gap WORSE. And if this is so great, why not take a hard line and vote against ANY new regressive tax (like sales tax) and push for progressive tax reforms? He uses Tim Eyman and the repubs as a convenient excuse.
Nov 28, 2011 noamg commented on Teachers "Mic Check" the State House of Representatives.
We were calling for taxing the rich. NOT regressive sales taxes. Moreover we were asking legislators to DO THEIR JOBS. Funding education is job #1 according to our constitution.
Mar 21, 2011 noamg commented on Who Wants to Write a Guest Post in Favor of the Deep-Bore Tunnel?.
@Cressona- What is that compelling case? Would you share please?