Promises and Threats In The 21st Century: Salmon Bay school’s Parent Information Exchange presents four movies on education issues

  Parent Information Exchange (PIE) Presents: THE 2018 FILM SERIES   Salmon Bay School 1810 NW 65th Street Seattle, WA February 13th, February 28th, March 7th and March 13th 7:00 PM The movies: Education Inc. The trailer: https://vimeo.com/157617318   Rise Above the … Continue reading Promises and Threats In The 21st Century: Salmon Bay school’s Parent Information Exchange presents four movies on education issues

A Must Listen: Jennifer Berkshire Interviews Gordon Lafer on Have You Heard

One of the highlights of attending this year’s Network for Public Education Conference was being in the audience for the panel When the 1% Run Our Schools: A Conversation with Jennifer Berkshire and Gordon Lafer. Not only is Jennifer Berkshire … Continue reading A Must Listen: Jennifer Berkshire Interviews Gordon Lafer on Have You Heard

The stealth campaign for charter schools found in emails of Seattle Public School employees and the candidacy of Omar Vasquez

  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

Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association video: What corporations have in store for public schools

The third episode of PJSTA Live, in affiliation with Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association, deals with what corporate reformers see as the future of public education. The two guests in this episode are Alison McDowell and Jia Lee.  Alison McDowell is a parent … Continue reading Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association video: What corporations have in store for public schools

ELO’s: How Community-Based Learning Advances the Cyber Education Agenda, Part 1

  Editor’s note: Post republished with permission from Wrench in the Gears. ELOs: How Community-Based Learning Advances the Cyber Education Agenda ELO’s are learning experiences that by definition happen OUTSIDE the classroom. This makes them a perfect foil for digital learning. These … Continue reading ELO’s: How Community-Based Learning Advances the Cyber Education Agenda, Part 1

Questions We Should Be Asking About “Future Ready” Schools

  How far are we from the day we’ll be forced to rely on online education modules to inspire and excite the minds of young people; where badge collections replace diplomas; and virtual reality games substitute for Friday night dances, … Continue reading Questions We Should Be Asking About “Future Ready” Schools

“Learning is Earning” the Rand Corporation way with digital badges and Edublocks

All of the elements are in place: There’s piece work employment without financial security or due process. The opportunity for corporations to pay employees in script instead of actual cash.  Smart Contracts and the possibility of a lifetime of servitude without … Continue reading “Learning is Earning” the Rand Corporation way with digital badges and Edublocks

Following the charter school cash in the Washington State Primary: The latest money scheme

UPDATE: Two mistakes have been corrected from the original post. Voters for Washington Children spent $15,000 in digital ads AGAINST Luis Moscoso in the District 1 Senate race. In addition, Voters for Washington Children spent $10,000 AGAINST Branden Durst in the … Continue reading Following the charter school cash in the Washington State Primary: The latest money scheme

The ESSA: A renewed attack on parents’ and students’ rights

Reposted from SocialistWorker.org:   The education deform empire strikes back by Marilena Marchetti The battle over high-stakes testing and the future of public education is back in play after the Obama administration’s latest moves. THE PROPOSED regulations for national implementation … Continue reading The ESSA: A renewed attack on parents’ and students’ rights

Video: John Nichols & Robert McChesney: “People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy”

  We have been losing our democracy incrementally over time. I began to notice it beginning with the corporate reform movement in public education and then began to see the larger picture, that a few wealthy individuals, who have no … Continue reading Video: John Nichols & Robert McChesney: “People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy”

Washington BADASS Teachers (WA BATS) Opt-Out Cheer Squad

As Washington BADASS Teachers (WA-BATS), we believe that everyone should do anything and everything they can to fight the so-called “reforms” that are destroying our public schools.  Unfortunately, the reality is that currently employed educational employees have to be very … Continue reading Washington BADASS Teachers (WA BATS) Opt-Out Cheer Squad