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Manufacturing Consent: How to Engineer an Education Activist

If social media platforms can predict your behavior, advocacy groups can buy access to it. They also have the power to manipulate your actions – and good intentions –  to serve their own agenda. Customer tracking, discriminatory pricing (think airlines), … Continue reading Manufacturing Consent: How to Engineer an Education Activist

The State of Education with OSPI Director Chris Reykdal, October 25th in Everett

Are you concerned about the quality of math instruction in Washington’s public schools? Do you worry that on-line competency-based instruction is poised to replace human, professional teachers? Do you wonder about the impact of testing on our students, teachers, and … Continue reading The State of Education with OSPI Director Chris Reykdal, October 25th in Everett

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 Leith and I write for the Seattle Education blog. However, … Continue reading Presentation for Advocacy 101: My Personal Journey