Overview Thoughts as We Come to the End of 2016
We don't need to have an expanded discussion here on these various issues but here's what I'll be writing about by the end of the year:
- effects of the Trump administration on public education. (My advice on all this is to 1) Stay Calm and join the resistance; here's a link to some ideas and 2) believe in this country even if you don't believe in the people who will now run it. Lastly, this will be a fight - not some polite phone calls or e-mails.
- the continuing mismanagement of this district and the apparent acquiescence of the Board. As in years past, I continue to not understand either thing continuing on but I'm about done with both.
- the levy cliff. Spoke to the Governor, spoke to Frank Chopp and folks, get a parachute because anything that does get done to prevent it, will likely come too late. I don't know if those elected officials are clueless about how school districts plan their budgets but no, this can't wait until the last minute.
And you know what else? There are a lot of legislators who are more than happy Seattle Schools Community Forum: Overview Thoughts as We Come to the End of 2016: