From City of Seattle:
"...We still have trees in need of good homes! If you, a friend, neighbor, or family member have room in the yard for a beautiful Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), grand fir (Abies grandis), or willow oak (Quercus pehllos), please let me know. The yard tree application is still open and we're still accepting applications for these lovely yard trees. Send your friends to our website to learn more.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to seeing you at the workshop on October 24th!Sincerely,
Seattle reLeaf Project Manager
Hearing from the Kids Not Cuts group that one school, having gone to their principal about the staff cuts, he/she directed them to the Ex. Director for that region, Sarah Pritchett. Ms. Prichett's office is refusing to take messages, directing them back to their principal. That directly goes against the established protocol AT the district's website. As well, appealing to the board director of that region, Stephan Blanford, has gotten no answer as well.
Very disturbing and "talk to the hand" stuff.
In the "Brother, can you spare a reader" category, ed blogger Mercedes Schneider reports:
On September 03, 2014, I wrote a post about Education Post, a nonprofit set up to pretty much just operate a pro-corporate-reform-promoting blog. Upon start-up, EdPost scraped together $12 million.
Now that’s one expensive blog.
It turns out that billionaire Eli Broad convinced Peter Cunningham, former communications official for (freshly resigned) US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, to run the cushy, pro-privatization blog operation.
EdPost has been in operation for just over a year, and it seems that Cunningham can’t seem to attract what he cannot purchase:
Are you a worrier? What about your kid? Relax, you are probably a creative genius.
Tonight is the first look at the Democratic candidates for President. It's on CNN at 5:30 pm PST. Wonder if public ed will come up at all?
What's on your mind?