Update: hadn't realized but the national parks are free this weekend so if you are thinking of getting out there, you're in luck.
Tomorrow there is a community meeting with Director Carr starting at 8:30 am at Bethany Community Church.
The Special Session of the Legislature is probably working thru the weekend towards its June 11th cut-off date. What they passed has huge ramifications for our district and every other one in the state.
Interestingly, on the Times' blog, there is this opinion from three of the editorial writers at the Times on the special session:
Consider what’s in the best interest of the children who will make up
Washington’s future work force. This means the Legislature should take a
good look at its current budget breakdown
and make full funding of education a top priority — 45 percent of
general funds should be dedicated to K-12 public schools; 9 percent for
higher education; and additional investments in early learning.
Lawmakers must meet in the middle. Accept that some things — including
certain treasured reforms and spending priorities— may have to be saved
for another day.
A tempered Times? That's something new.
The Times says that the district "stumbled" in its handling of Center School teacher, Jon Greenberg. Their latest editorial starts off strongly:
The Seattle Public Schools would rather deal with outraged teachers and
students at the Center School than confront race head on.
Eighteen Center School teachers had signed a letter urging
Superintendent José Banda not to accept the transfer. Greenberg is a
highly respected teacher. On the rigorous, four-tiered evaluation,
Greenberg was ranked ”innovative,” the highest level.
It is too bad that rather than lead a courageous conversation about race
and inspire students to think about the difficult and uncomfortable
topics, the district is silencing conversation.
What's on your mind?