Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It is not necessary to advertise food to hungry people.

If we are so supportive of the idea of educating our children in the best and most effective manner possible, why would we be so alarmed by the notion of hundreds seeking their diplomas outside of the Edmonds School District? As any responsible parent will tell you, they want what is best for their child. If that means a little research into which districts offer the most academically-enriching curriculum, then these parents should seek out the better opportunities and pursue them.

As a society, would we tolerate the brutalization of our neighbors if they refused to shop at the "assigned" neighborhood store? If this store was managed by an overpaid, unenlightened and incredibly rude imbecile, wouldn't we naturally seek out more acceptable options? If the lights buzzed loudly and the place smelled of sewage, wouldn't that just add to the misery and further compel us to shop elsewhere? Under what authority does this district have the right to financially-starve our classrooms through mismanagement of resources and then demand that we keep our children in-district?

In fact, for the many of you that have offered to financially support this blog, perhaps we should pool our money and buy bus passes for any child seeking greener pastures anywhere else. Perhaps we could even buy a bus and offer a shuttle service from Mountlake Terrace High School to Shorecrest High School. As demand for our services shoots upward, we could expand to offer a similar shuttle from Edmonds Woodway High School to Shorewood High School. If you are interested, send me an email.

While Nick refuses to spend public money advertising the success of our school district, he apparently has no problem handing over $2,500,000.00 to a man from Medina whose sole interest is in building bigger vineyards in Woodinville. All the while, the Bobbleheads do nothing more than utter "Aye" on command, daftly enamored by the man's pearly whites.


Anonymous said...

Will you please remove Marla Susan Miller's picture from the blog? It makes my stomach (and wallet) hurt.

Anonymous said...

I consider myself to be a "problem solver." That's why, if I were on the school board, I would want to know why so many of our students want to leave our district. Maybe some things could be changed to bring them back. But things won't change until someone is willing to listen. I don't know their reasons for wanting to be elsewhere.

When my children were entering kindergarten I wanted to find the program that would best suit their needs. I found the best program for our family and it was in the Edmonds School District.

Anonymous said...

I hope the program stays in tact after the next round of budget cuts.