The Mary Walker school district in the small town of Springdale in Stevens County raised its hand and volunteered to host these schools. This does not mean kids will have to move, it just makes these schools part of the Alternative Learning Experience model. This new model just means these charter schools can stay open and running as public schools. Washington State Charter Association leaders said this is still just a temporary fix for a long-term problem. Association leaders said it expects to hear a decision from the lower court within these next couple of days.BRAVO to the Springdale board. It has courageously volunteered to be shut down, bankrupted and imprisoned by the "supreme" genocidists, but at least the charter schools will have a nominally official path to continue their good work for a few minutes.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.