Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Surprise Meeting - didn't you know?

This just in .....

In yet another fine display of open Government OSPI will be holding the following meeting TOMORROW.

This may be the only place in the state you will see this posted.

It has somehow escaped any notification more broadly.

What are the OSPI and SBE websites used for???

The IMR Advisory Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, 5/21.

* Radisson Hotel Gateway, SeaTac

18118 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: 1-206-244-6666

* 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
* 8:30 a.m. Meeting
* Noon. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
* 3:00 p.m. Meeting

Hey they are only finalizing the criteria for selecting the recommended math materials. We spent over a year on the Standards (largely because of OSPI's attempt to arrive at a pre-determined outcome)- only two meetings required for OSPI to foul this up even further.

Business as usual from OSPI
-- In regard to the Instructional Materials Review criteria.....
No notification of meeting #1 and now this for the second and likely last meeting.

Again I say:

Anyone with any confidence left in Dr Bergeson's OSPI is totally uninformed or thinks that thinking is over-rated.

Conflict of interest? In this day and age there is no
such thing. This is just business as usual. It is how businesses promote each other and manage to wangle the $770,000 contracts that roll right into contracts for curriculum materials, that is if things work the way they are supposed to.

Darn those gnats, they keep getting in the way.

Can't we get a bigger fly swatter?

Maybe if we don't tell anybody what, where, and when we are doing our distortions of the intent of the law, the gnats won't bother us.

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