This is a community forum blog. To me and Charlie, that means anyone can come and discuss anything relevant to public education from national right down to specific Seattle schools/programs. We try to guide the conversation but not define it.
You can opine/inform on topics on just about anything in public education.
We provide open threads for topics that Charlie and I might have missed.
We try to be careful on not talking about issues where we - as the moderators of the blog - have no direct knowledge or have not been given direct information from readers on that issue.
On that point, there is someone (multiple someones, I don't know) that seem to believe something is amiss in a contract(s) granted to a company by SPS. When this was initially posted, it was vague and a bit smoke and mirrors. So I asked for clarification which did not come and so I deleted the post because it didn't meet my standard for publication.
Then some other posts, with more specific info came up. And, I had a couple of readers saying, "Investigate this."
Almost as if that was my job.
I have repeatedly said (and thanked) our readers for tips, heads up, documents, etc. We could not have this blog without you.
But, it is not my job to follow thru on every item that crosses this blog. It may be that there isn't enough information for me to go on or that I have no way to verify who sent it or more likely, I just have too many projects on my plate plus keeping up with daily/weekly happenings.
Please do not expect that me or Charlie can just drop everything and "investigate" because you want us to do so. It takes a lot of time and effort to do that kind of work.
If you want tips on how YOU can investigate issues, that I can give you guidance on.
But please don't make demands on our time. We have outside lives, too.