commented on In 5-4 Vote, City Council Kills Street Vacation for New Sodo Arena
The misogyny evident on twitter was something to be proud of for sure. Even some of the media (yes King 5 - one of them was yours) made gender-related comments that were completely unnecessary. I expect that from Utah, where women are second-class citizens mostly good for breeding & caring for the house & the progeny, but for a city that prides itself on being progressive, many of those comments were anything but.
commented on Washington Public Schools Are Criminally Underfunded, But Governor Inslee Won't Commit to Vetoing Charter School Law
Utah legislators LOVE charter schools. It's their supplementary income! Sell the land where the charter school will go - profit! Hire the fam's construction company to build the school - profit! Another family member gets the charter approved, runs the school, hires the rest of the family to work at the school for outrageous wages and very little work. Then hire a bunch of uncertificated teachers who are desperate for a job, pay them crap wages, make them work 12 hour days under threat of losing their jobs if they don't. Oh - don't forget to site your charter school out in the suburbs, and since no transportation is offered, only the middle-upper class parents are able to drive them there. Also, adding in some required volunteer hours further ensures that you'll get the families where only one parent has to work. Finally, making sure that you don't serve lunch keeps that free and reduced riff-raff out of your school. But make sure your charter states that it is for low-income kids, under-served populations, and kids who need an alternate setting for education. Of course, it's not your fault they didn't enroll, it's in your charter, after all. Then sit back and profit away! Oh - and push for more funding for charter schools when you sit in your legislative job, that way you can increase your profit margin. Aren't charter schools wonderful? All that public money, ripe for the picking?
Aug 20, 2015
commented on About Josh Dugger's Ashley Madison Account
Child-molesting adulterer Josh Duggar is only sad he got caught. Never in his arrogant Christian dreams did he think HE would be exposed as the lying hypocrite he is. What a pathetic piece of not-quite-human flesh.
$10 says he'll be running for a GOP office pretty soon on a "family values" platform.
Jun 29, 2015
commented on Teaching Tribal History Is Finally Required in Washington Public Schools
Considering how much time a teacher has to spend testing these days (and even more time on test prep if WA passes the teacher evals tied to test scores that the GOP salivates over), when will teachers have the time to teach about Native culture? Social studies has gone by the wayside in most of the lower income public schools due to the push for test scores and the focus on reading and math. Science also gets shorted, though quite not as badly as social studies. Something needs to give. Either you have a rich curriculum for all kids, or you have a narrow, test prep curriculum for most kids except those in richer schools who can deviate from test prep at school because they have tutors, access to books, music lessons, sports, etc.
Jun 22, 2015
commented on Is Hillary Clinton In Trouble?
All of my teacher friends in Seattle are all looking at Bernie as the one. Hillary is too cozy with Arne Duncan, the charter school hedge funders, the Waltons, and various other ed deform entities. They see her as a continuation of what we've already got.