Currently, Washington state is made up of more than one-quarter people of color. In King County, about one in three is a person of color.
The first time I heard Nate Miles’ name was during former Mayor Norm Rice’s election in 1989. Miles was one of Rice’s campaign strategists. Many minority publishers wanted advertising. According to a Hispanic publisher, “Miles said he is not going to advertise in our [minority] publications. The campaign does not have enough money.”
Last Tuesday, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) proposed a new method for student enrollment: assigning students to schools based on their addresses. SPS plans to phase in its new method over the next several years starting next fall.