Daring to dis WS

What’s with the disrespect for West Seattle in Times articles these days — particularly with regard to our high schools? First, the tale of the disgruntled house-hunters … now, the tale of the ferry-riding school-district jumpers, which begins with this passage:

West Seattle High School seemed too violent, and private school seemed too elitist, so Barbara Tippett looked across the water to find the right school for her son, Sky.

Too violent? What have I missed? Has something gone horribly wrong since this report showing two weapons expulsions in a school year? (Even one is too many, of course, but sadly I suspect a completely clean campus is impossible to find.) Exactly the same number as Vashon High that same year, by the way.

3 Replies to "Daring to dis WS"

  • The House September 6, 2006 (9:27 pm)

    Another idiot! Let me run through my reasoning. 1) If you consider WS HS to be violent, you’re uneducated. Give me her name and number and I’ll take her on a field trip to a violent high school in Atlanta. 2) Teaching your kid to run away from problems is a great lesson. While you’re at it, why don’t you just keep running to Canada….they don’t have “violence” there do they? 3) I can’t believe she said that private school is “Eliteist”. Isn’t that how you’re acting when you say that WS schools aren’t good enough for you?

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  • blah September 7, 2006 (9:47 am)

    “Violent” is a code word for some “progressives” that there are too many minorities.

  • Holly September 7, 2006 (10:30 am)

    I don’t know what WSHS is like these days, but it might have a pressing atmosphere of security and crime prevention that “seemed” too violent.

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