Great article at Publicola on the McCleary ruling (with slide from the Office of Financial Management). Meanwhile, over at the Times, the editorial board is saying that the Supreme Court is "menacing" the Legislature. They say that "so far" the Legislature has done everything the Court has asked. Except fully fund education in a clear and explainable manner. The Legislature went back into session to make Boeing happy. How about the 1M Washington state public education students?
Horrifying (but good) article at Crosscut about homeless teens in Shelton.
The Shelton School District tracks homeless youths in order to receive
federal money for programs that serve them. For the 2012-2013 school
year, the district counted 374 homeless children and youths; 38 were
high school juniors, 62 were seniors. Nearly 14 percent of the seniors
at Shelton last year were homeless.
Last, you will hear that the completely made-up group, National Council on Teacher Quality that is funded mostly by Gates Foundation and Broad Foundation (and let's not forget the Walton Foundation), has a "report" coming out today on teacher education programs. Naturally, they find most of them wanting. Like by 90%.
Most of the institutions they write about would not talk with them because of NCTQ's lack of credibility. So most of the report is what they found on the Internet. Guess who was the highest for alternative teaching programs? Teach for America (and they, too, are famous for not giving out real information).
What's on your mind?