Two charter schools in Spokane will resume school on Tuesday despite the Washington State Supreme Court[sic]'s ruling. “We've been working with folks across the state, the Washington State Charter School Association and some of our other advocates and allies to determine what's our next step,” said Travis Franklin, head of school at Spokane International Academy. On Friday, a 6-3 vote[sic] decided that funding charter schools with public money is unconstitutional[sic] because it takes from common schools. So now, charter schools in Washington, including SIA and Pride Prep are left wondering how they'll continue to operate. “I was devastated,” Sarah Brown, mother of a kindergartner at SIA. “Could we lose our school? Is he going to finish out the year?”Credit to the media for noticing that this is an actual problem for 1200 local kids, who expected to have a school year and now are marooned in a grotesque limbo. Normally the media would automatically take Satan's side. Needless to say, Satan is roaring and screeching and spinning green toxin in putrid victory:
Meanwhile, the Washington Education Association is applauding the court's decision. They released a statement on Friday after the ruling. "The Supreme Court has affirmed what we've said all along - charter schools steal money from our existing classrooms, and voters have no say in how these charter schools spend taxpayer funding," [Satan dba] Kim Mead wrote.Only the alleged nasty filthy vile so-called quote "governor" unquote, Satan dba Inslee, is in a position to solve it. And he/she has no fucking reason to solve it, because Satan is victorious. Hey, no problemo, dude. We've ruined 1200 ordinary families, and we've monstrously enriched and empowered the rich and powerful. All is perfect in this most perfect of perfect universes. DAY 6 OF THE FINAL PURGE. = = = = = As always, deepest apologies to Old Scratch himself for profaning his name. Scratch has completely given up on these unnameable entities after building 4,378 new circles to accommodate their alpha-sub-alpha acceleration beyond all conceivable stages of evil.
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.