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Jun 7, 2013 Jin Seattle commented on A Lack of Ample School Funding Will Also Lead to a Lack of Equity.
“Legislature Determines That Access to Highly Capable Basic Education Must Continue to Depend on Your Zip Code”

That might as well be the headline. Today, 40% of districts offer no programs or services for their most advanced learners. Not surprisingly, inequalities in access and programming disproportionately affect small and rural districts, minorities, and poor students. The Legislature has done nothing to remedy the situation for the future.

There is no other part of Basic Education that is being told that to ensure proper funding, parents must go to their local school boards and ask for it.

Relying on local school districts to decide whether or how to fund a portion of basic education is neither fair nor equitable. Today’s state funding level - 2.314% of en- rollment, unchanged since 2007- is demonstrably inadequate, leaving 40% of districts with zilch. Access to highly capable programming should not depend on your zip code.
Apr 25, 2013 Jin Seattle commented on Opt Out of Yellow Page Deliveries by May 6!.
The links don't work, Ciena. Pls fix. I don't want any stinking Yellow Pages!
Apr 12, 2013 Jin Seattle commented on Yes, Liberals, We Should Sue That Anti-Gay Florist.
Bravo, Dominic. And bravo AG Ferguson.
Jan 31, 2013 Jin Seattle commented on "Why Should I Be Paying a Toll for Somebody Else's Bridge?" or Everything You Need to Know About What's Wrong With America.
Obviously Denise and most of the commenters have never been to the East Coast, or the peninsula known as New Jersey. Crossing the Delaware or Hudson River to anywhere costs every time, unless you're willing to drive miles and miles out of your way (which would end up costing more in gas and time than the toll). Lots of bridges, state highways, and even interstates are tolled, east of the Mississippi.
Thanks, Goldy, for a good post explaining the concept of The Commons for Denise.

Jan 23, 2013 Jin Seattle commented on Recently in the Worst Ideas Ever: Donald Trump Wants to Buy the New York Times.
Can't wait to see Paul Krugman on The Apprentice!
Oct 23, 2012 Jin Seattle commented on Unintended Consequences: Secretary of State Voter Outreach Postcards End Up Spurring Duplicate Registrations.
Ballots to King County students who changed address to campus haven't arrived yet. Anybody else have this problem?
Oct 9, 2012 Jin Seattle commented on Rob McKenna Has Not Endorsed Sue Parisien Either (Though He Doesn't Mind Her Using an Old Quote from Him In Her Voters' Guide Statement).
Why does Chris Washington receive uniformly low ratings from King Co Bar Assn? No other judge receives such low ratings in so many categories. Explain.
Oct 8, 2012 Jin Seattle commented on Hello, I'm Calling to Argue for My Rights.
I'll be phonebanking on Wednesday.
Sep 25, 2012 Jin Seattle commented on Sierra Club Slams Gael Tarleton on Port Pollution.
Haven't been following the back and forth, but this criticism has a desperate feel.

I live in the 36th and keep getting invited to climb aboard the Frame Train. What's on it? I thought trains were bad because they had coal?