Thursday, May 18, 2006

Seattle Schools, Part II

Seattle seems to be taking the bullets for San Francisco lately, as this is my second post this week on the lovely City by the Sound.

First there was this post, which discusses a blatantly racist (and leftist) policy from the Seattle Public Schools. Then today we read this:

Seattle Public Schools enrolls 47,000 students — less than half the number it had 40 years ago — but operates 99 buildings, three-fourths what it had in 1965. The district hasn't closed a school since 1989.


I wonder if there's any connection there at all.

3 comments:

rightwingprof said...

There's probably the demographics adding to that too. Seattle has for some years been a SF substitute destination for single "alternative lifestyle" yuppies.

Darren said...

I'm sure of that, but I'm just saying....

EllenK said...

For a long time native Coloradoans have been complaining about two things-Texas skiiers and California transplants. The skiing thing is temporary and at least they make money off of us. But the California transplants are a bigger problem, because they stay a vote for their agendas. While the Californians arrive with money gleaned off of overpriced real estate, they don't mind hiking the taxes on locals that don't have that kind of cash in order to support social agendas. You will get one story when you talk to someone from Boulder or any of the hotsy ski resorts and quite another if you talk to ranchers, farmers and business people. And, there's the problem in that the illegal immigrant problem is really affecting the crime situation in urban areas, but the struggle between those that want them out and those that want them given amnesty largely breaks along party lines.