Reading thru the comments of another thread, I noticed that there is this talk of accountability by the Superintendent. I got interviewed for a segment for the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out program. (I thought it was to be a show on the levies but they devoted only 5 minutes to levy discussion.) What it ended up being was a discussion with former School Board member Dick Lilly, Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson and Seattle Council PTSA President, Ramona Hattendorf about the state of SPS schools. Both Mr. Lilly and Dr. G-J had a couple of whopping good statements.
As I stated previously, Mr. Lilly said that if a student takes a class and takes the state assessment test, he or she should graduate. Basically, seat time = diploma, no matter the grade.
Dr. Goodloe-Johnson said (in reference to a question on the state of the schools),
"We have accountability in place." but that it would take time to show improvement.
So now you know. We have accountability in place for this district in how our students and schools are doing. Myself, I believe that is strictly on paper but I think she believes if she says it out loud then it's true.