The Times is reporting that five more Seattle area schools will have speed cameras at key intersections. They name Roxhill (with private school, Holy Family nearby), Dearborn Park, Eckstein, and Bailey Gatzert. The city made over $7M last year from four other schools with cameras and they say they will be using that revenue for more traffic safety (including crosswalks and sidewalks.)
From the Answer Sheet, a report that Durham, North Carolina has dropped Teach for America.
The Herald Sun reported that
several board members said they did not want to continue a relationship
with the organization because TFA corps members are highly
There were also concerns expressed that corps members are required
only to promise to stay for two years and though some stay longer, some
leave before the two years are up, causing a great deal of turnover in
many schools with at-risk students who greatly need stability.
School board member Mike Lee was quoted as saying: “I have a problem
with the two years and gone, using it like community service.”
Pittsburgh's district also dropped TFA last December.
These are some serious celebs with a serious message about guns and school violence.
Despite some whining from the Times' editorial board AND an op-ed there by two former governors (who basically wring their hands with zero solutions), tomorrow could be a big day for funding public education in Washington State. The Supremes will have their answer back to the Legislature's response to McCleary.
I believe the Supreme Court did not like some people telling them to go slow with the Legislature and/or others saying the Supreme Court can't do anything to the Legislature and it could be an all out breakdown of civilization as we know if they do flex any muscle.
Update; I was not clear enough here. Postman, working for Governor Inslee, sent an e-mail to Rosenthal with his own "updates." Postman did not rework any Times story for the Times. End of update. Speaking of the Times, it appears that - in at least one case - the editorial side DID manipulate the reporting side. (Say this to any Times reporter and they get their back up.) SHIFT Washington, a new right-wing political blog, reports that in April 2013, then former editor David Postman rewrote a story that former reporter, Brian Rosenthal, wrote. SHIFT has e-mail to prove it. It was a Times blog post about using A-F grading for schools.
What's on your mind?