West Seattle, Washington
… seems to be the message Seattle Public Schools can take away from the “special election.” Both props are passing in a big way.
I suppose now Washington’s education system will rise out of the dumper. Yeah, right. More of OUR hard earned tax dollars will be mismanaged. Nice work, voters!
I guess the only real way to fix things is to get involved. Hopefully, anyone who thinks that the education system is broken will get out and support the schools through volunteering, mentoring, etc. I don’t have school-age kids, but I know that the success of my community is dependent on a vibrant education system. It’s lame to just sit on one’s haunches and complain. Unless, of course, you are actively participating in efforts to better the system….
I’m assuming that you’re directing that at me. My using the terms “I guess” and “Hopefully” tells me that you have no idea what you’re talking about already, but let’s duel. Your comment “the success of my community is dependent on a vibrant education system” is not accurate. Although a vibrant education system enhances a community, it is not dependent on it. I could list several “vibrant” communities with lackluster schools and I could also list several communities that are lackluster, but have “vibrant” schools. They are not symbiotic.
You comment that anyone who thinks that the education system is broken should get out and support schools doesn’t make much sense. Since I believe that our education system could be improved dramatically the most impactful actions would be voting for individuals that support my beliefs, voting for intitiaves that support my beliefs and continuing to persuade others that it can be improved. Look at our county operating budget for education and divide by how many students are enrolled. It’s insane to think that we need MORE money to fix the issues. What needs to change are the processes for educating. Like I always say…education is like any other product. Privitaze and allow competition so that your product (education) will improve.
Please. You know what happens when you assume things.
Please list away.
My arguments don’t make sense? You think that simply voting for a person/tax is your sole responsibility for improving the world around you? The most “impactful” action you can make is to vote? That they way to have significant impact is by just talking about the issue? Oh my.
Perhaps we all need to get out of “The House” more often and really impact our community. Organize an event to support a school. Help a kid who isn’t yours succeed. Volunteer in the community so that when the kids get to school, they are better repositories for information. If we are all doing those things, the world will get better. The tired rants about taxes just don’t cut it. I hope we are all actively doing something to make things better, and just just hiding behind our computers.
Stay on course, Chachi! Our original 2 comments were about the “education system”. Organizing an event to support a school=helping the school, not the education system. Helping a kid=Helping a kid, not the education system. I NEVER SAID I WAS AGAINST HELPING A SCHOOL OR A KID AND HAVE DONE SO COUNTLESS TIMES. Don’t waste our time replying….I think the saying goes “I refuse to have a battle of wits with someone that is unarmed”.
Eat a cupcake.
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