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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 … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 9 Comments

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 … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

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. … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

“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 … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · 11 Comments

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, … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 13 Comments

How privatization of schools (charter schools) works: An infograph

August 8, 2016 · 27 Comments

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

Reposted from   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 … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

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 … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 7 Comments