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Dear Congress, you are being duped. HR4174-S2046 is a Privacy Fail. Here’s why. ( And please no more suspended rules and voice votes on these bills. )

Reposted with permission from  Missouri Education Watchdog. I will say it again… When it comes to their own children, parents have little to no say in education matters. Parents are not invited … Continue reading

November 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

When Democracy Suffers

Reposted with permission from Teacher Tom. I did not enter the teaching game to prepare young children for their role in the economy and if vocational training is the primary … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

We Need to Talk About Our Philanthropy Problem

Reposted with permission from Save Maine Schools – Helping You Navigate Next-Gen Ed Reform. Private foundations have long been used as tax-havens for the elite, but “philanthropy” has lately been retooled … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Biocapitalism, Corporate Colonialism & Education Policy

Reposted with permission from Educationalchemy. To learn more about how biocapitalism controls bodies and minds of children via public education policy read Clayton Pierce –Education in the Age of Biocapitalism: Optimizing … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Congress Suspending the Rules to Rush through Bill for National Citizen Data System: HR4174.

Reposted with permission from  Missouri Education Watchdog. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) have companion FEPA bills (HR4174 and S2046: Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act) that will create a national … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

Living the Gig Life: Tom Vander Ark’s Plans for My 6th Grader

That my kid was a potential stepping stone to the introduction of the entrepreneurial spirt – so valued by those pushing the gig economy – into our public school and … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Must Listen: Jennifer Berkshire Interviews Gordon Lafer on Have You Heard

One of the highlights of attending this year’s Network for Public Education Conference was being in the audience for the panel When the 1% Run Our Schools: A Conversation with … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

USDoE’s Digital Promise and Facebook Team Up for Student Data Badges while the Gates Funded Data Quality Campaign is Lobbying Congress to Weaken FERPA, Again.

Original Title: USDoE’s Digital Promise and Facebook team up for student databadges. And Gates funded DQC group is lobbying Congress to weaken FERPA, again. Reposted with permission from  Missouri Education Watchdog. … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bill Gates’ Data Quality Campaign is Coming for Your Child’s Privacy – Again.

Original Title: Big Money Coming for Your Child’s Privacy – Again. Reposted with permission from Save Maine Schools – Helping You Navigate Next-Gen Ed Reform. In my fourth grade classroom, when … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Googles’ new algorithm and censorship: It even affected our website.

Regular visitors to our site know we have no problem speaking truth to power whether it’s Bill Gates, Nick Hanauer, Jeff Bezos, Facebook, Google or any other individual or institution. … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

More Red Flags for School Board Candidate Omar Vasquez as Ed Reform Cash pours in to the Campaign of Charter School and Teach for America Candidate Vasquez

Independent Expenditure (IE) jumps into race for Omar Vasquez who is running for Seattle School Board, District 5. IE funded by those that seek to privatize education!  NO Surprise! On … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Charters & School Board Races: Is There a Project Renaissance Coming Your Way?

By Amy Frogge Project Renaissance is folding. Let me take a moment to explain what this group is really all about. Last summer, Project Renaissance injected itself into local school … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 1 Comment