Washington’s school superintendent says it’s time to consider closing public schools
Originally published June 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm
Updated June 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm
Randy Dorn says it could be time to close Washington state’s K-12 public schools. You wouldn’t expect the state superintendent of public instruction to say that. But he is serious about seeking ways to enforce the state Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling that demands education funding.
Read the whole story here: Washington’s school superintendent says it’s time to consider closing public schools | The Seattle Times
I’d love to be back in the MSU School of Journalism to discuss the ethical questions raised by the decisions and actions of Associated Press (and others) related to “declaring victory” for Mrs. Clinton. – JLS
AP’s Clinton ‘Victory’ Story Breaches Journalism Ethics and Public Trust
Posted on Jun 9, 2016
The news organization became part of the electoral process by declaring Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee on the eve of primaries in California and five other states took place. How the AP arrived at that conclusion remains suspect.
Read the full story here: Bill Boyarsky: AP’s Clinton ‘Victory’ Story Breaches Journalism Ethics and Public Trust – Bill Boyarsky – Truthdig
Steve Ingersoll has become the face of charter school operators scamming Michigan taxpayers by siphoning tax dollars intended for education into their own personal bank accounts.
Ingersoll founded and operated the Bay City Academy in Bay City and the Grand Traverse Academy in Grand Traverse County. Last spring he was convicted on three counts of criminal tax fraud connected to his management of the Bay City Academy.
The Grand Traverse Academy severed its relationship with Ingersoll shortly before his indictment in 2014.
However, they had known about financial irregularities in Ingersoll’s operation of their charter school as early as a year before but continued to keep him on board and, as recently as January of this year, defended him as a “philanthropist” who helped them “stay out of deficit”:
The Grand Traverse Academy board continues to support Ingersoll even though its business dealing with Ingersoll left the school in deficit. The school board and current management company say…
Read more here: GUEST POST: Was Michigan charter school board complicit in theft of tax dollars by its founder Steve Ingersoll? | Eclectablog
“Overnight, certain GOP state senators capitulated and agreed to pass the House’s pernicious DPS plan simply because they wanted to start their summer vacations early.” – Fix the mitten
Read more here: DPS Bills Passed, Enrolled & On Their Way to Snyder – Fix the mitten