The Seattle School Board: I am voting for the incumbents on the ballot — Peter Maier, Sherry Carr, Harium Martin-Morris, and Steve Sundquist — with the hope that they will run a tighter ship in their upcoming terms. All are honest people dedicated to public education. But the financial scandals unearthed by the state Auditor, the expensive closure and reopening of schools, the acceptance of a goofy math curriculum, and sometimes slack oversight of administrators cannot be repeated.I have heard others take the same view as Mr. Van Dyk. I have heard others say that they believe that the board members are sincerely contrite and will do better after the Pottergate scandal. I'm not sure what improvement Mr. Van Dyk and the others are hoping to see, but it has been seven months since the board members all promised to start doing their jobs and we haven't seen any improvement yet. How much longer are they supposed to take before they start showing some signs of this promised improvement?
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Ted Van Dyk, writing about the upcoming election on Crosscut, has this to say about the school board races: