Look What You’ve Done – An Open Letter to My Mother

When you announced your plans, at your 70th birthday last summer, to vote for him, I patiently explained why a vote for Trump was a direct vote against the safety and well being of your only two grandchildren. You didn’t … Continue reading Look What You’ve Done – An Open Letter to My Mother

A Student Perspective on Staffing Cuts to the Center School’s Arts Program.

  photo courtesy of Ted Zee Through most of middle school I was homeschooled. I was artistic and I didn’t learn in a conventional way. I hated public schools and thought I’d never go back to them. Then towards the … Continue reading A Student Perspective on Staffing Cuts to the Center School’s Arts Program.

McCleary Crime Scene Special Session Coloring Sheet

  art courtesy of Susan DuFresne As parents with kids in public school, it takes a tremendous amount of restraint when describing the just completed session of the Washington State Legislature. A profanity laced tirade feels justified, maybe even appropriate. How … Continue reading McCleary Crime Scene Special Session Coloring Sheet

What our Washington State legislators CAN do to equitably fund educaton

I’ve seen enough dancing around the real issues of funding education in Washington State by our legislators and it’s time  for them to get serious or get another job. From the Washington Budget Policy Center (who made a great presentation … Continue reading What our Washington State legislators CAN do to equitably fund educaton