Comments for League of Education Voters http://educationvoters.org Building a quality public education system from cradle to career. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:54:54 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Korsmo’s Weekly Roundup: McCleary Edition by Rodman Reynolds http://educationvoters.org/2015/08/26/korsmos-weekly-roundup-mccleary-edition/#comment-92867 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:54:54 +0000 http://educationvoters.org/?p=24722#comment-92867 This absolutely nails the issue on the head. Right now the state is just piffing money away into a black hole of salaries and benefits and is going to continue to be blamed for “not fully funding” education by the same people who are benefiting the most.

The legislature is currently saddled with all the responsibility but none of the control. Local districts (mine — Everett — is the worst) continue to have the discretion to launder money meant for materials, supplies, operations, etc. straight into the pocketbooks of employees.

FIX THE SYSTEM before making any more increases. Otherwise, you can raise current taxes, create new taxes, cut other state services, doesn’t matter — the money is just going to vanish and we’re still going to be in the same situation as we are in now.

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Comment on Korsmo’s news roundup: Back from the dead by Wendie Mackie http://educationvoters.org/2012/02/11/korsmos-news-roundup-back-from-the-dead/#comment-92809 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 02:44:39 +0000 http://www.educationvoters.org/?p=8616#comment-92809 Great Article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank child care authorization form?

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Comment on State Board of Education must become a leading voice for all students by Danaher M Dempsey Jr http://educationvoters.org/2015/08/05/state-board-of-education-must-become-a-leading-voice-for-all-students/#comment-92574 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:46:00 +0000 http://educationvoters.org/?p=24662#comment-92574 It is time to meet each individual students needs. In the interests of fairness and providing each student with an appropriate opportunity to maximize their learning, it is time to replace the one-size fits-all “High School Diploma”.

http://mathunderground.blogspot.com/2015/08/replace-one-size-fits-all-diploma.html

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Comment on Washington Supreme Court sides with kids and schools, strikes down I-1053 by Coalition members respond to certification of Tim Eyman’s I-1366 | NO on Tim Eyman's I-1366 http://educationvoters.org/2013/02/28/washington-supreme-court-sides-with-kids-and-schools-strikes-down-i-1053/#comment-91905 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:08:26 +0000 http://educationvoters.org/?p=19702#comment-91905 […] noted. “Thanks to the League of Education Voters v. State of Washington court case, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled I-1053 unconstitutional in 2013. Given the outcome of that case, Eyman is now resorting to extortion in an effort to force […]

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Comment on Top 5 Reasons We Can’t Wait to Meet Sen. Mike Johnston by Get to Know a C.E.O., with Michael Lombardo | Rethink Education http://educationvoters.org/2013/04/23/top-5-reasons-we-cant-wait-to-meet-sen-mike-johnston/#comment-91624 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:42:29 +0000 http://educationvoters.org/?p=20348#comment-91624 […] of the closest allies for early reading across the country is Colorado state senator Mike Johnston who we worked closely with on the development of the READ Act in Colorado, which I think is a […]

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Comment on Walla Walla: A compassionate approach to discipline by Bob Hankinson http://educationvoters.org/2012/06/26/walla-walla/#comment-90617 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 23:49:13 +0000 http://www.educationvoters.org/?p=13499#comment-90617 I can see the sense of what you are doing. I like the linkage of understanding and still imposing a punishment. I am definitely in favor of keeping the students in school as much of the time as possible. The rest of the school have to see that there was a punishment, but the student does not get a school holiday and the parent is not given an unwanted extra task or worry. Five days on video games is not a punishment, even if the student welcomes it at first, the loss of social contact will be a deterrent for most kids.

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Comment on Possibly the best budget for education in our history by League of Education Voters http://educationvoters.org/2015/04/08/possibly-the-best-budget-for-education-in-our-history/#comment-84506 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:08:06 +0000 http://educationvoters.org/?p=24309#comment-84506 Thank you for your kind words, Gene! We are big fans of the work WSAC is doing for Washington students, too.

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Comment on Possibly the best budget for education in our history by Gene Sharratt http://educationvoters.org/2015/04/08/possibly-the-best-budget-for-education-in-our-history/#comment-84490 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:48:55 +0000 http://educationvoters.org/?p=24309#comment-84490 This great news would not be possible without the support, commitment, and leadership of LEV. The Governor, House and Senate leadership, and numerous private and public organizations are on course to begin reinvesting in our future – our students. I am immensely grateful for their efforts.

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Comment on Korsmo’s Weekly Roundup: March 13 by Washington Legislator Visit | JAMS Humanities http://educationvoters.org/2015/03/13/korsmos-weekly-roundup-march-13/#comment-79847 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:21:40 +0000 http://educationvoters.org/?p=24122#comment-79847 […] before the State Legislature relating to students and education. In preparation please read this blog post from the League of Education Voters and view this quick video detailing the McCleary Decision and […]

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Comment on This changes everything. by Betsy Cohen http://educationvoters.org/2015/01/08/this-changes-everything/#comment-68788 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:27:05 +0000 http://educationvoters.org/?p=23451#comment-68788 Powerful testimony. Thank you for shining a light on the importance of believing in children, and creating a system that reflects our belief in our children. Mostly, thanks for your important work as a foster parent. The world needs many many more like you.

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