Local Teacher advises Students on the law?… on camera.

The Fourth Corner is featuring a new way to "get the story" to our readers and in this case watchers... Dan Johnson's New Web Site You tube and streaming site; called the Hook; brings news and comment to Whatcom County Guest Videographer: Dan Johnson from The Hook Dan Johnson Information Click Here   The Fourth Corner is featuring a look at the Education system in Whatcom County and a story on a ...

By |2021-08-31T14:26:20-07:00August 31, 2021|Education, Fourth Corner News|3 Comments

Chehalis School Board Passes “equal opportunity for all” resolution no special groups just education

  As reported by Liv Finne of the WPC "The elected board of the Chehalis School District has responded to the concerns of parents and passed a resolution banning the teaching of controversial Critical Race Theory in public school classrooms. The new policy, passed June 15th, provides that schools will not teach that some students are inherently good and Liv Finne Washington Policy Center Education Director others are inherently bad based on ...

Training created by State School Directors Association to expand Equity and Diversity understanding.

State Equity and Diversity Training(which many refer to as Critical Race Theory) Releases most districts from the need to have student learning and equal opportunity as their primary focus… Some fear the divisions created could make it less safe in the public school system.   In Several releases from the Washington State School Directors and the Washington Adminstrators Association there is considerable training on how to manage the use of what some call Critical ...

Meridian Parents group writes Open Letter to School Board… Over 100 Sign

Parent Group at Meridian writes open letter to School administrators   Here is the Full Letter released to the Meridian School Administration and the Board on Wednesday signed by over 100 parents of the Meridian Parent Coalition: June 22, 2021 Meridian Public School District Board of Directors, Dr. Everett and Mr. Harvill, Thank you for the time and effort you have put into the Meridian School District. All of you play a huge role ...

Open letter from Parents Expresses Local Education Concerns

In an open letter addressed to the Bellingham School District a group of local parents expressed their concerns.  They claim that "The divisive ideology to which you’ve subscribed has no place in public schools". The full letter is below Open Letter to Bellingham Public Schools All children add value to the community and all children should be treated with dignity and respect. Kids should be taught to celebrate each other’s differences and we are ...

As Time Progresses: A story of COVID recovery

  Talk Show Host Ashley Butenschoen talks Spring football at Lynden High School with Coach Van Dalen and one of the players... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Cause of Divide: As time progresses, we all have become united in one element of life. That unification is derived from the year long lockdown that we have all been living through. This year we have all learned how to live life in a unique and different matter, working from ...

The Donkey Has a New Coat

By Sue Runyan: The Donkey has a New Coat ( a story of liberal organizations) President Obama’s farewell speech includes recognizing every organizer who had moved to an unfamiliar town. Before we get to why that is important, a step back to recent history.  Organizing for America, (OFA) started as a community organizing project by the Democratic National Committee in 2009.  In 2013, it changed to Organizing for Action.  At the beginning of 2017 ...

Sheriff comments on Supreme Court decision to legalize possession of illegal substances

  Dateline Wednesday Feb 26th SHERIFF ELFO STATEMENT ON WA SUPREME COURT RELEASING DRUG POSSESSION CONVICTIONS AND CASES. Sheriff Bill Elfo Check his interview on KGMI the morning of Feb 26th, 2021 Here is the Sheriff's statement on changes in the law: "DRUG POSSESSION LAW NOW UNCONSTITUTIONAL in WASHINGTON STATE This morning the Washington State Supreme Court overturned long-standing precedent and held that the criminal statute prohibiting the possession of controlled substances ...

Where is Washington in getting kids back in school… the answer may surprise

  Teachers Unions in Washington State continue to be reticent to return to full-time in person classes for Public School Students.   According to Burbio's K-12 School Opening Tracker Washington's Public School system continues to lag way behind other states in the country as the allocation per student from the state stays at over $15,000 (In Seattle, the largest district in the state, the cost is over $19,000 per student). In addition this year, districts ...

By |2021-02-25T11:12:56-08:00February 25, 2021|Education, Fourth Corner News|0 Comments

Washington Education Association statement about starting schools

July 23, 2020 The WEA Board of Directors adopted the following position today in regard to school reopening this fall: WEA demands safety first in any plans to return to school this fall. As the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to grow across Washington, we are sadly faced with a choice between two bad options -- either return to schools and put our educators, students, and community at risk or return to a ...

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