Category Archives: Schools and Politics

Yet in the Shadows: School Topics for the Light of Day

Institutional leadership in the charter era, the fate of a deep student underclass, and the teaching of civics are three topics which mistakenly get short shrift in the current conversation around schools. Continue reading

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Dubious Tales: Don’t Build It and They Won’t Come

While the Seattle School Board votes to fight a zoning waiver for a new Green Dot charter high school, the Board members seem to ignore complex forces gathering at their door. Continue reading

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How Diminished Funding to Higher Education Worsens Income Inequality

Huge cuts in state funding for higher education have left our premier public universities to thirst after the money well to do families from out of state are able to pay for a selective education. Continue reading

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Teachers’ Resistance (and Other Stories of Sanity)

I labor as do many with the ill winds that blow out of Washington D.C. Continue reading

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Why Do They Leave?

In the rain shadow of the Washington State’s Olympic Mountains, nestled below rugged peaks and ridges, and adjacent to the Straits of Juan de Fuca, sits the small city of Sequim. Continue reading

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The Immigrant Lesson: It’s About the Future

A lot can be learned from current immigrants to this corner of the earth. Continue reading

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The Two Headed Being in American Education

Ironically, charters have brought to scale and intensity ideas that arose out of research and inconsistent implementation in those nasty public schools. Continue reading

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