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Hmm, I didn’t know our State Superintendent was in the business of selling charter schools and Teach for America, Inc.

We sent the following question to then Candidate for State Superintendent Chris Reykdal on October 6, 2016: “Given the legal uncertainty of charter schools in our state, as head of … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

 “Summit teachers do not see themselves as disseminators of knowledge”: Summit charter enterprise disappoints and a lawsuit ensues

    The difference between parents’ expectations when enrolling their students into a Summit charter school and the reality of the educational experience, or lack thereof, is enormous. This has … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Let’s stop the privatization of our public schools in Seattle: Protest at the Greendot charter school construction site this Thursday

  Come protest the opening of a new charter school in our community! Facebook event page When: Thursday February 15 at 4:00-5:30pm Where: The construction site of the future Rainier … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Promises and Threats In The 21st Century: Salmon Bay school’s Parent Information Exchange presents four movies on education issues

  Parent Information Exchange (PIE) Presents: THE 2018 FILM SERIES   Salmon Bay School 1810 NW 65th Street Seattle, WA February 13th, February 28th, March 7th and March 13th 7:00 PM The … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

2011 Video: Personalized Learning’s Plan to Replace Teachers? “It means a different staffing model which costs less and works better”

Reposted with permission from  Missouri Education Watchdog. …in short, it’s not Blended Learning in my definition if you’re not changing your staffing model and that’s where this gets tough because you’re talking about … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Dr. Nyland and the Seattle School Board in Support of Our Striking School Bus Drivers

By choosing to use drivers who have crossed the picket lines to staff the prioritized Title One school and special education routes, the district is siding with First Student and … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Indiana Parents Concerned About Summit Charter School and Online Learning

There have been concerns expressed by parents around the country about online learning and specifically about Summit charter schools which devote their educational experience to online learning. It’s a cheap … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

20 Million for Online Learning in Philadelphia? Speak Up Now if You Value Human Teachers.

Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears.  We are an underfunded district with a student body comprised primarily of students of color and students who live in poverty. Classes are … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Relay Graduate School Indoctrination

Reposted with permission from Peg with Pen. Ultimately, these practices are racist, classist and serve one purpose – protecting the privilege of a few while cashing in on our neediest children. … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Understanding Teach Like a Champion

Reposted with permission from Peg with Pen. To be honest, after reading over 100 pages of the book (there will be a follow-up blog when I finish reading the entire … Continue reading

February 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

ALEC, iNACOL, and Online Learning Pathways

Original Title:Original Title: iNACOL’s Trojan Horse. Reposted with permission from Save Maine Schools – Helping You Navigate Next-Gen Ed Reform. Under the guise of bringing alternate, online learning “pathways” to students, … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Comforting Lie of Basic Income and the Unpleasant Truths about the Platform Economy

The powers that be have big plans for remaking the economy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include living wage jobs or security of any sort for a vast number of citizens. Amazon’s … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · 2 Comments