What's in Those Public Records Anyway?


Some of the records the PDC cited in its Report of Investigation
regarding Spokane Public Schools and bond/levy and other elective campaigns

Some of the other records sent to the PDC regarding
Spokane Public Schools and bond and levy campaigns.

PDF of March 1, 2014, article:
Legislature should look into PDC's investigation of Spokane Public Schools


Print media coverage of K-12 education

This page lists a series of articles on local education coverage. This series will articulate part of the reason why Spokane, WA needs a new print news source. The situation reflected in these articles isn't isolated to Spokane.


August 21, 2011: Barbie and Jim Brady agree: Math is hard
Oct. 25, 2011: Newspapers neglect critical information about PDC issues

Dec. 25, 2011: Paper pursues a political agenda as it accuses teacher of pursuing a political agenda

Dec. 28, 2011: Paper declines to inform voters about critical school-district election issues

Jan. 6, 2012: Papers display political agenda and weak skills in attacking teacher

Jan. 15, 2012: Yes, vote for kids by asking the adult questions about levies

Jan. 23, 2012: Hold district accountable for deceit, academic failure, and questionable activity

Jan. 31, 2012: Media, district advocacy not appropriate, not leadership

Feb. 15, 2012: Leadership seems filled with predators, sheep. Where are the sheepdogs?

March 7, 2012: Satire: In long-expected move, legislators and school districts outlaw the children

April 15, 2012: In defense of public-records requesters

May 31, 2012: Hold education bureaucracy accountable, or lose your right to do it

June 10, 2012: School district budget forums showcase half-truths, contempt for the public

Nov. 25, 2012: Political indoctrination replacing academics as the mission of K-12 public education

June 6, 2013: Public education's "culture of power": Small minds, thin skins, fragile egos

Nov. 11, 2013: Spokane print media failing all of us, especially the children