Seattle teachers considering a strike over school funding

by Jesse Hagopian  Originally posted in the South Seattle Emerald. Turning the Streets Into Our Classroom By Wednesday this week every school in Seattle will have held a union vote to decided if our Seattle Education Association (SEA) should go … Continue reading Seattle teachers considering a strike over school funding

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.

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

A new coloring page: Sorry, Governor Inslee, there’s no disguising your lack of leadership on school funding

A message from TRAP: Governor Inslee, you’ve put us in a tight spot. TRAP wants to believe the Governor of the State of Washington would do right by the million students who are having their constitutional rights violated, on a … Continue reading A new coloring page: Sorry, Governor Inslee, there’s no disguising your lack of leadership on school funding

Where the US spends its money…and it’s not on education

We have neglected our schools financially to the point where they have become easily privatized. Republican legislators in Washington State have continually fought against funding public schools adequately, particularly Ross Hunter, who recently moved over to the state’s Office of … Continue reading Where the US spends its money…and it’s not on education