Further insanity from the People’s Republic of Seattle.
First, we have the Seattle Public Schools considering a “Social Justice Math” curriculum requirement. Yes, that’s a Mandate that K-12 teachers in the Seattle Public Schools teach Math with a Social Justice slant. (I urge my readers to click on that article-it will make you want to scream). All the way through from elementary to high school. This would be laughable, if it weren’t so dangerous. [A big Hat Tip to the Washington Free Beacon which published this article] The poor children of Seattle have been indoctrinated with Progressive ideology for 40 years now, and you can see it in the horrible test scores and shrinking graduation rates. Seattle students have been indoctrinated with White Privilege garbage for years, and now they want to teach Progressive math. It’s a wonder any Seattle student can get a job at all, with their useless “knowledge” curricula. This is going to make it even worse. And the Radical Environmentalism taught in what pass for Seattle schools, is having another effect.
That would be the new Heating Oil Tax due to take effect next summer. Those in Seattle with old heating-oil tanks (probably many in older, sometimes historic, homes, which abound in the city), will be forced to dig them up, dispose of them, and buy a new furnace that uses another source of energy. That is many thousands of dollars’ worth of work needed, even before factoring in the high cost of a new furnace! And I can just see it now, the five companies in the area who specialize in this kind of work will be booked solid for years, thus denying many families the ability to get the work done, even if they can afford it!
“Tax increases on fuel, such as Seattle’s tax, penalizes families and households who can ill afford the latest and greatest efficient home heating systems,” Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy” told the news organization. The city says the poor will be subsidized for this work, meaning those who are not quite poor will be paying for their neighbors to get new furnaces, while also shelling out the big bucks for their own new furnace and oil-tank disposal.
And Mayor Jenny Durkan will just go on, in her nice little enclave, totally unaware of how the citizens of her city are being buried in costs that just pile up higher and higher with each Environmental Wacko mandate.
I find this thoroughly disgusting, and just two more reasons to stay the hell out of Seattle.