Charter Schools : A Map of Failure and a Money Vortex

The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) released a special report on its year-long investigation into charter school spending in the United States. See “Charter School Black Hole”. PR Watch provides a review: Charter School Black Hole: CMD Special Investigation … Continue reading Charter Schools : A Map of Failure and a Money Vortex

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

KIPP charter schools and the behavior modification of…teachers

“The No-Nonsense Nurturer Program has transformed the lives of thousands of students by transforming the practices of their teachers… It is simply a must-learn set of new skills for every teacher in America.” Dave Levin Co-Founder, KIPP Schools Remember that … Continue reading KIPP charter schools and the behavior modification of…teachers

Noam Chomsky on public school privatization in a nutshell

This is what we have seen happen in New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and New York. The following was posted on the Seattle Opt Out Facebook page: . Manufacture Crisis —> Privatize Public Resources 1) Manufacture Crisis: budget, edu-performance and/or … Continue reading Noam Chomsky on public school privatization in a nutshell

State Superintendent Randy Dorn’s “interpretation” of the Common Core SBAC testing and opting out: Truthiness in education

The Common Core Standards are not “state led.” They are “Gates led.” What’s in the best interest of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) State Superintendent Randy Dorn has nothing to do with you or your children … Continue reading State Superintendent Randy Dorn’s “interpretation” of the Common Core SBAC testing and opting out: Truthiness in education