I believe the waitlists dissolved yesterday. Any thoughts? Any successes? I will have to ask the district the question about space at schools. If there is any space at a school, can a parent ask to have their child there? Or, are any open spaces to be held for anyone new who moves into the district?
The issue of the Supreme Court races has received national attention. As you may recall, money is pouring into the opponents of the justices up for re-election due to the charter law ruling last September and, to a lesser degree, the fines that the Court imposed on the legislature due to inaction on McCleary fulfillment. Stand for Children had a fairly ridiculous op-ed in the NewsTribune about "balance" on the court. While I'm all for diversity of opinion, my vote will always be for the person I believe is the best qualified for any elected position. In this case, I believe it's the incumbents. Also, I would not vote for Supreme Court justices based on one issue.
(I had one legislator, the name-calling Rep. Matt Manweller, say to me that the charter school decision was the worst one "in our lifetimes" , that he could find no "credible constitutional scholars" that agreed with it and that anyone who didn't think that the decision was politically-based was "delusional." I've only been here 28 years so I can't say that for certain about any lifetime worst cases but there have been several credible scholars who believe it was based on constitutional issues and well, if you have to name-call to make a point, maybe it's not such a great point.
What's on your mind?