The Doublespeak of Ed Reform Regarding Charter Schools

Originally published in The Huffington Post, by co-editor Sue Peters I can’t help but wonder if it isn’t an intentional Catch 22 that some people are trying to trap our public schools in– setting them up to fail, making it … Continue reading The Doublespeak of Ed Reform Regarding Charter Schools

Bill Gates in Washington State: Mayoral Control and Charter Schools

With a blanket permission by Anthony Cody to repost his work: The cities where our foundation has put the most money in is where there’s a single person responsible. In New York, Chicago and Washington, DC, the mayor has responsibility … Continue reading Bill Gates in Washington State: Mayoral Control and Charter Schools

The Battle for Seattle, Part 2: Hijacked!

For the first post in this series see: The Battle for Seattle, Part 1. The Battle for Seattle, Part 2: Hijacked!   The Broad Foundation was established in 1999 and Eli Broad wasted no time in providing funds to school … Continue reading The Battle for Seattle, Part 2: Hijacked!

Rainier Prep charter school is anticipating funding from the state as they stay open illegally

  I’m not sure where this idea is coming from, yet, but Rainier Beach Prep charter school in the Highline School District is anticipating state funding from the state of Washington to reimburse their expenses as they move forward as … Continue reading Rainier Prep charter school is anticipating funding from the state as they stay open illegally

The “Cancel your subscription to the Seattle Times” parent campaign is on

The majority of people I speak to are thoroughly disgusted with the Times and its biased editorials and selection  of topics headlined that seem to reflect the views and opinions of the moneyed few rather than providing real information. Bill … Continue reading The “Cancel your subscription to the Seattle Times” parent campaign is on

Bill Gates has spent $440M to push charter schools: Here is the list of recipients

Per a previous post titled, “Before you can fund the charter school, you have to fund an advocacy organization that can create a climate for the charter school to exist”, Bill Gates has been busy for several years funding established organizations … Continue reading Bill Gates has spent $440M to push charter schools: Here is the list of recipients

Bill Gates rewrites history for Seattle students: Testimony on the Ida B. Wells School for Social Justice

This public testimony was given at the The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Education, not Criminalization! Town Hall. If you spoke at this event or have video you would like to share, please contact the blog at seattled@icloud.com. Thank you organizers, panel and everyone … Continue reading Bill Gates rewrites history for Seattle students: Testimony on the Ida B. Wells School for Social Justice

The Gates owned Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) right here in Seattle

Whenever Bill Gates wants to justify the ideas he imposes on public school children around the country, he relies on the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) to appear with a research paper or study, that is not peer reviewed, … Continue reading The Gates owned Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) right here in Seattle

House Bill 2214 : Randy Dorn is not doing us any favors: Tax dollars for a Common Core Standards PR campaign and more

House Bill 2214: “AN ACT Relating to increasing academic rigor and streamlining 2 assessment requirements for high school students.” Just how far are we going to allow the state to determine local curriculum, how the curriculum is taught and how … Continue reading House Bill 2214 : Randy Dorn is not doing us any favors: Tax dollars for a Common Core Standards PR campaign and more

Bill Gates funds the media, including the Seattle Times’ Education Lab, then secretly meets with them

I am reposting this piece after an article appeared in the Huffington Post about Education Lab, a relatively new section of the Seattle Times funded by Bill Gates. This post was written by Mercedes Schneider and originally posted on her … Continue reading Bill Gates funds the media, including the Seattle Times’ Education Lab, then secretly meets with them

Just when you thought you had enough, the Seattle Public School district bought another standardized test, Amplify

Created and funded by the Gates and Carnegie Foundations with $100 million, inBloom Inc. was designed to collect a maximum amount of confidential and personally identifiable student and teacher data from school districts and states throughout the country. This information … Continue reading Just when you thought you had enough, the Seattle Public School district bought another standardized test, Amplify