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Big Picture Learning Off Limits

Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears.  In December 2016, the School District of Philadelphia signed onto a $23 million contract with Big Picture schools. The organization, based out of Rhode Island … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Robots Replacing Teachers? Laugh at Your Own Risk.

Reposted with permission from Save Maine Schools – Helping You Navigate Next-Gen Ed Reform. Read their own documents, and you’ll see that they are planning to turn live, face-to-face teaching into a … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The New “Jack”: Trading Justice for Grit

Reposted with permission from Educationalchemy. What reformers are able to do is to distract schools and communities from engaging in the more radical systemic work that RJ was intended to do…and … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

An Evening with Seattle Opt Out: 7PM, September 27th @ Moonpaper Tent

Join Seattle Opt Out on Wednesday, September 27th @ 7 PM for a brief presentation and discussion around standardized testing and its impact on our public schools. The event will … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Interregnum Mile: Chapter One

Reposted with permission from Educationalchemy. NOTE: This is a full-length book, being published chapter by chapter with a new chapter posted every two weeks. Readers will have to stay tuned … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

The stealth campaign for charter schools found in emails of Seattle Public School employees and the candidacy of Omar Vasquez

  We have published several articles on Summit charter schools and “personalized learning” which is a sugar coated description of placing students in front of a computer for all their … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 7 Comments

Dear Teachers Using Google Classroom,

Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears.  I really need you to keep in mind that all the data run through those programs (your intellectual property, student work, correspondence, etc.) … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

24 Graduation Credits, OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal, and the Push for Competency-Based Learning

After an exhausting presidential election, those in power expect us to checkout and stop paying attention. Here’s a few good reason to stay vigilant. In Washington State, the race for … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 6 Comments

Systemic Math Fraud in Washington Public Schools

Editor’s Note: Chris Reykdal will be at the 38th District Democrats general membership meeting on October 25, 2017 to address these issues. If you have input or interest please attend. The … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 3 Comments

Presentation for Advocacy 101: My Personal Journey

On March 5th, my friend Shawna Murphy, co-hosted a roundtable discussion on advocacy. I was invited to participate on the panel. These are my opening remarks.  My name is Carolyn … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Parents Rebel Against Summit/Facebook/Chan-Zuckerberg Online Learning Platform

Reprinted with permission from Leonie Haimson, co-chair of the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy. Anyone that has not dealt with this program first hand as a teacher, parent, student or observer … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Making Sense of the Student Debt Crisis: Education Reform is Robbing Us Blind and Helping No One

  It’s not just the tech industries, the testing and text book industries and the data crunchers and education reform managers and cheerleaders and edu-investors making billions of dollars. The … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 2 Comments