Monday, March 13, 2017

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Badmouthing Public Schools When You Have no other Argument

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Badmouthing Public Schools When You Have no other Argument:

Badmouthing Public Schools When You Have no other Argument


Washington Policy Center Doesn't Fool Anyone 

Remember when I put up this meme on Education Savings accounts that compared it to parents asking for park savings accounts?  I thought it was pretty clever.

Well, the folks over at the Washington Policy Center don't think so.  And that's fine. But man, do they swing waaay too far over the line in their assessment of the current state of public schools.  To wit:


Asking your state legislator for a so-called Park Savings Account makes perfect sense if the following conditions exist

- The law says your child must spend at least six hours every weekday at a public park.
- The park she must attend is assigned by local officials, based on your zip code.
- The park in your zip-code is rat-infested, overgrown, unmaintained and generally neglected.
- The staff at the park is ineffective and can’t be fired.
- The Parks Union controls the Parks Management Board, and uses politics to block any real improvements.
- Staff membership in the Parks Union is mandatory and funded by tax money taken from staff paychecks.
Well, sure the first one doesn't line up perfectly but that really wasn't the point. 

Schools are "rat-infested and overgrown and neglected?"  I myself have many 
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