Eli Broad is trying to push through another superintendent candidate for Seattle Public Schools, Andre Spencer

  Many of us painfully recall our last Broad Superintendent, Dr. Goodloe-Johnson and the chaos she wrought through school closings, successful programs being decimated, an increase in bureaucracy, nonsensical rifing of teachers and a regime of fear. This kind of … Continue reading Eli Broad is trying to push through another superintendent candidate for Seattle Public Schools, Andre Spencer

Learning from Past Mistakes: Seattle Public School’s Greatest Superintendent Misses, Part 2: Maria Goodloe-Johnson

Editor’s note: As Seattle Public Schools starts to narrow the field of potential superintendents it’s important to learn from past mistakes. Example two: Broad Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson. -Carolyn Leith Repost from March 23, 2011: THE TRUE LEGACY OF SEATTLE’S FIRED (BROAD ACADEMY) … Continue reading Learning from Past Mistakes: Seattle Public School’s Greatest Superintendent Misses, Part 2: Maria Goodloe-Johnson

An Interview with Alison McDowell: KEXP’s Mind Over Matters Community Forum

On August 5th Alison McDowell was a guest on KEXP’s news program Mind Over Matters. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the link below ( be patient – it takes a little bit of time for the … Continue reading An Interview with Alison McDowell: KEXP’s Mind Over Matters Community Forum

The endgame of corporate reform in public school education: Part 1, What do Betsy DeVos and Seattle Public School’s IT Lead John Krull have in common?

  “It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit … Continue reading The endgame of corporate reform in public school education: Part 1, What do Betsy DeVos and Seattle Public School’s IT Lead John Krull have in common?

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

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!

Don Neilson, the Discovery Institute and Intelligent Design

Don Nielson recently had yet another op ed published by the Seattle Times, a newspaper which has provided many wealthy (white) men with a platform and microphone to share their opinions with the rest of us on public education. This … Continue reading Don Neilson, the Discovery Institute and Intelligent Design

Edu$hysters of the Week: Tim Quinn of Michigan (and the Broad Foundation, of course)

This is part 2 in a series on what’s going on in the great state of Michigan. What’s happening in Utica, MI happened in Seattle and just might happen in your neck of the woods if it hasn’t already. To read Part 1, go to Introducing the Edu$hysters of the week and they all hail from the great state of Michigan. Part 2: Edu$hyster of the Week: Tim Quinn of Michigan Although his name isn’t wildly popular or even moderately recognized, Tim Quinn has made a significant mark on Utica Community Schools. In 1997, Tim Quinn founded the Michigan Learning Institute, … Continue reading Edu$hysters of the Week: Tim Quinn of Michigan (and the Broad Foundation, of course)

A Parent Guide to the Broad Foundation’s training programs and education policies

This was originally posted on the Parents Across America website by Leonie Haimson. It’s an excellent overview of the influence of Eli Broad on our educational system. I added the photo’s. Dora The question I ask is why should Eli Broad and Bill Gates have more of a say as to what goes on in my child’s classroom than I do?  Sue Peters, co-editor Seattle Education and founding member for Parents Across America. In recent months, three prominent school district superintendents resigned or were fired, after allegations of mismanagement, autocratic leadership styles, and/or the pursuit of unpopular policies. All three … Continue reading A Parent Guide to the Broad Foundation’s training programs and education policies

Chris Hedges: Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System

Posted originally on April 11, 2012 on truthdig. A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. It churns out stunted human products, lacking the capacity and vocabulary to challenge the assumptions and structures of the corporate state. It funnels them into a caste system of drones and systems managers. It transforms a democratic state into … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System

Broad-Trained Superintendent Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson Reappears in Broward County, Florida

For all of the folks in Broward County, we have something to share with you regarding a candidate for superintendent who is listed on the Broward School District’s website, Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson. The following article should be a red flag to you about hiring anyone who has anything to do with Bill Gates or the Broad Foundation. I would highly recommend that you personally vet each candidate even if it’s a quick Google search, for instance with the candidate’s name and the words “broad foundation”. If there is no connection, great, then continue to check out their credentials, if there … Continue reading Broad-Trained Superintendent Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson Reappears in Broward County, Florida

Eli Broad’s Last Hurrah in Detroit?

Billionaires like Eli Broad seem to be willing to go to any length at this point to usurp their power over others when it comes to transforming public school systems into what they think is best for the rest of us. I have been following Robert Bobb for the last year or so basically due to my amazement at the bravura that he has shown in carrying out the policies of the Broad Foundation. See Bob Bobb, The Sad Saga Continues and Bob Bobb, The Sad Saga Continues, Part 2. It seems that Bob Bobb is willing to go to … Continue reading Eli Broad’s Last Hurrah in Detroit?