Guess the percentage of cable news educations guests who are actually educators? From the Washington Post.
Send this to your legislative reps when they ask, "Where will we find the money for McCleary and 1351?" From the Puget Sound Business Journal, "Boeing CEO Makes More than his Company Pays in Federal Taxes."
Well, that didn't take long. Buried in the Seattle Times Ed Lab comes news that our new City pre-k program WON'T pay for transportation. And, since our City is largely segregated that will make having the mix of socio-economic backgrounds even more difficult.
They also report that the levy has capital dollars that could help SPS "should the district become a classroom provider for the program." What's odd is that this isn't new; those capital dollars were already embedded in the levy. Of course, the City is trying to dangle as much bait as possible in front of the district. How do capital dollars for preschool classrooms - at this point in time - mean anything to the district when there - is - no - space?
When Library Time Means Screen Time, from the NY Times Motherlode blog. Is this a problem at your local library? I can say (as a fairly old person) that libraries are definitely not as quiet as they used to be. I'm confused why any library allows sound for computer games.
Inside the World of the Upper East Side Girl Scouts? CNN Money reports.
"So..." prompts Alyssa Moeder, a private wealth adviser at Merrill
Lynch by day and the troop's leader at their monthly meetings, "when you
buy a stock, you want to buy..."
"Low!" shout all 14 of the
Girl Scouts in unison. The 14-year-olds, clad in a mix of plaid skirts,
cable knit and shades of blue nail polish, attend the elite all-girl
private school Chapin on East 84th Street in Manhattan, where tuition
cost $39,300 this year.
From Quote/Counterquote, "He remembered poor Scott Fitzgerald and his romantic awe of them and how he had started a story once that began, ‘The very rich are different from you and me.’ And how someone had said to Scott, Yes, they have more money." Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Killmanjaro.
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