We realize that expressing concerns about a budget that benefits our schools may seem counter-intuitive. But we want to join with all those who are fighting to defend public education as an essential pillar of our democracy. We will ask Republicans and Democrats alike to reject these proposed cuts.If only the Washington Charter Schools Association was speaking out like this about McCleary fulfillment.
From the Washington Post:
President Trump signed bills Monday overturning two Obama-era education regulations, continuing the Republican majority’s effort to undo key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy.He also sat at a child-sized table when he signed this.
Trump’s move scraps new requirements for programs that train new K-12 teachers and rolls back a set of rules outlining how states must carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan federal law meant to hold schools accountable for student performance. In a signing ceremony at the White House Monday, the president hailed the measures for “removing an additional layer of bureaucracy to encourage freedom in our schools.”
From Education Lab, a story about Leschi Elementary.
Last week, our elementary school sent families an email: “A message was spray painted near the school on NE wall of corner of MLK and Yesler where we have a crossing guard for our students and parents. It said, ‘assimilate or leave.’”On the news that Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been diagnosed with colon cancer (hers appears to be treatable and curable), I urge you to get that tube up your ass if you have any suspicions or are over 50 or have a family history. Early detection can save your life.
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