Dec 8, 2015 kerala commented on Please Allow Me to Briefly Update You on Our Cat Battle With Portland.
And why is this a battle we want to win? Cats? Really?
Oct 12, 2015 kerala commented on Seahawks Break Already-Broken Hearts With Another Heartbreaking Loss.
All would be well if Wilson just got laid.
Sep 14, 2015 kerala commented on Voices from the Picket Lines: Garfield High School.
If the SPS Administration (not sure they're deserving of that being capitalized) weren't so top heavy with overpaid peeps who are pretty ineffective, there would be enough money. There are some fabulous people working at district headquarters, but they are few and far between.

People need to know some facts that SPS is trying to get approved. The district has federal oversight looking on it because they've completely and utterly failed with Seattle kids who need special services. There are teacher/aide ratios that are set for how many need to be in each classroom based on the number of kids there are. SPS rarely uses those ratios. Oftentimes, that number is double what it should be. And yet, they are still arguing about that. Why won't they agree on those proven ratios? Can anyone explain that?

This strike is about SO MUCH MORE than money. Our state should have ONE OF THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS in the country. We have one of the worst. We're at the bottom in so many categories. Weed the overpaid district staff down to essential needs, and put that money into classrooms.

And pay the School Board more so they actually care what happens and are not just puppets for the too-long-list-of-AWFUL-Superintendants we've had since we lost John Stanford. Sue Peterson is the only one who votes her cconvictions. We need six more like her.

Parent of three SPS kids.
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Sep 14, 2015 kerala commented on Paul Mullin, Award-Winning Playwright, Writes a Letter to Seattle School Board.
That should say SCHOOL SYSTEMS, not districts, in that second-to-last paragraph above.
Sep 14, 2015 kerala commented on Paul Mullin, Award-Winning Playwright, Writes a Letter to Seattle School Board.
If the SPS Administration (not sure they're deserving of that being capitalized) weren't so top heavy with overpaid peeps who are pretty ineffective, there would be enough money. There are some fabulous people working at district headquarters, but they are few and far between.

People need to know some facts that SPS is trying to get approved. The district has federal oversight looking on it because they've completely and utterly failed with Seattle kids who need special services. There are teacher/aide ratios that are set for how many need to be in each classroom based on the number of kids there are. SPS rarely uses those ratios. Oftentimes, that number is double what it should be. And yet, they are still arguing about that. Why won't they agree on those proven ratios? Can anyone explain that?

This strike is about SO MUCH MORE than money. Our state should have ONE OF THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS in the country. We have one of the worst. We're at the bottom in so many categories. Weed the overpaid district staff down to essential needs, and put that money into classrooms.

And pay the School Board more so they actually care what happens and are not just puppets for the too-long-list-of-AWFUL-Superintendants we've had since we lost John Stanford. Sue Peterson is the only one who votes her cconvictions. We need six more like her.

Parent of three SPS kids.
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Dec 5, 2014 kerala commented on Last Night in Seattle, Stevie Wonder Talked About Ferguson, Eric Garner, and Gun Control.
The tall one is Stevie's daughter, two are

pregnant, and the one in white is India Arie. Chunk or not, they truly added to the quality of the show.



Good job showing your tri colors, SeattleLiberal.
Aug 26, 2014 kerala commented on OH NO! The Erotic Bakery Is Closing.
I always loved the "Breast Wishes and Much Happenis" words on the couples raunchy wedding shower cakes with pictures of said words.
Jun 19, 2014 kerala commented on What Was Your First Concert?.
Add to six: In Seattle.
Jun 19, 2014 kerala commented on What Was Your First Concert?.
I'm dating myself for sure: Seals & Croft at the Paramount.