Sunday, July 24, 2016

Leaked email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board | Seattle Education

Leaked email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board | Seattle Education:

Leaked email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board

Mayor Murray
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray
If Mayor Murray wants to address the “achievement/opportunity gap” in a way that is more appropriate to his office, he needs to focus on a living wage for all in Seattle and affordable housing. That will go a long way in helping children succeed in school and in life. Leave education to the educators not politicians, attorneys and business interests.
The school board in recent years has become troublesome to business interests and those wanting to privatize the Seattle public school system. The board members have accomplished much through hard work and collaboration with each other and the school community, winning successes for students, teachers and families.
In the meantime, Seattle’s Mayor Murray has been busy in the last few years assembling his own Department of Education and working on privatizing preschool, using levy dollars to threaten established city and county subsidized preschools with a percentage of money taken away by the number of children who do not perform, per assessments, up to an established standard set by the city.
This is what Mayor Murray refers to as ensuring a quality education for all.
He also thinks it’s a good idea to use imaginary unused classroom space for the preschool program.
Now he is after the Seattle School Board.
Seattleites are aware of what has happened around the country with mayoral control and want no part of it so the Mayor has come up with another way to control the school Leaked email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board | Seattle Education:

Big Education Ape: Mayoral control of schools worked for New York City, but other poor districts haven’t been so lucky - City & Region - The Buffalo News - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2015/04/mayoral-control-of-schools-worked-for.html

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