Tuesday Open Thread
|Scratch art by Ava Code-Williams|
In a battle of the titans, the state boys basketball title went to Garfield who beat Rainier Beach High School, 64-51 last weekend. Congrats to Garfield and a good effort by all. (RBHS had beat Garfield for the Metro title but Garfield turned the tables on them in the state finals.)
SPS was also awarded a 2014 Gold Star by Governor Inslee for getting students signed up for the College Bound Scholarship program. SPS signed up 100% of eligible 8th graders.
Yesterday was the Curriculum and Instruction Committee meeting. I wasn't able to go but I know that Director Peters was going to try to get the SBAC issue on the agenda (as she was told to do at the Board meeting). I don't know if she was successful.
I note that League of Education Voters (and other groups like the faux Our Schools group) are heavily pushing pre-K. This is fine except that LEV was one of the plaintiffs on McCleary which is about K-12. Anyone watching public education in this state can see that there is now this movement to include pre-K AND higher ed in McCleary.
I do believe in the continuum of pre-k to higher ed but I also believe that since it is K-12 that is the state's primary job (and the state constitution), that the follow-thru needs to be there first.
What's on your mind?