TFA recognizes the value of the Centers concept and has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Seawall Development Company to replicate the Centers for Educational Excellence model across the country. Philadelphia, along with Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, is … Continue reading The latest cash grab : Teacher/charter school villages
Originally published on The Progressive. Charter schools and other market-based forms of “school choice” have been touted as ways to make education more responsive to “market demands.” But when you look at the latest attempt to force these schools onto … Continue reading The Battle in Seattle Against a Charter School Invasion
Reposted with permission from Nancy Bailey’s Education Website. The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) gift likely means huge changes for schools across the country. We’ve known for a long time that Chicago school experimentation is usually the country’s pilot project. And the CZI … Continue reading Beware of Tech Titans Bearing Gifts
The Green Dot charter chain tried to sneak through a project to open a high school in Seattle’s south end as they had done with a middle school last year. Southeast Seattle is made up of minority communities which create … Continue reading Six reasons why we don’t want Green Dot charter schools in Seattle
We sent the following question to then Candidate for State Superintendent Chris Reykdal on October 6, 2016: “Given the legal uncertainty of charter schools in our state, as head of the (Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction) OSPI, would … Continue reading Hmm, I didn’t know our State Superintendent was in the business of selling charter schools and Teach for America, Inc.
Independent Expenditure (IE) jumps into race for Omar Vasquez who is running for Seattle School Board, District 5. IE funded by those that seek to privatize education! NO Surprise! On September 17, 2017 we alerted our readers to the candidacy … Continue reading More Red Flags for School Board Candidate Omar Vasquez as Ed Reform Cash pours in to the Campaign of Charter School and Teach for America Candidate Vasquez
By Amy Frogge Project Renaissance is folding. Let me take a moment to explain what this group is really all about. Last summer, Project Renaissance injected itself into local school board races with a vengeance, trying to take down several … Continue reading Charters & School Board Races: Is There a Project Renaissance Coming Your Way?
Last week, I opened my Facebook page to an article which explained how the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), an anti-public education think tank nestled within UW Bothell, is making waves nationally. I wasn’t surprised. As a UW Bothell student in … Continue reading My Experience as a Student with the Center on Reinventing Public Education
By Amy Frogge and Will Pinkston Many Washingtonians may not realize it, but the University of Washington Bothell is harboring an organization that’s intent on dismantling public education in America. UW Bothell’s Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) — an … Continue reading UW Bothell ‘Think Tank’ CRPE Aims to Dismantle Public Education
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 lessons and tests. There is nothing personalized about the programs, … Continue reading The stealth campaign for charter schools found in emails of Seattle Public School employees and the candidacy of Omar Vasquez
Original Title: Why Aren’t We Talking About This? Reposted with permission from Save Maine Schools – Helping You Navigate Next-Gen Ed Reform. Everyone in the nation is talking about our racist history, but do people know what type of racism is … Continue reading Education Reform and Racism: Why Aren’t We Talking About This?
Vouchers were originally a way for parents to avoid having their students attend desegregated schools. The Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Supreme Court decision made in 1954, which declared that state laws establishing segregated schools were … Continue reading A voucher by any other name…tax credit, scholarship account, tuition grant…is still a voucher