It’s back to court for charter schools in Washington State

  The Washington State Supreme Court deemed charter schools unconstitutional in 2015 and yet the charter schools remained open on the promise of private money supporting them. The $14M never materialized and instead the State Superintendent funneled money surreptitiously into … Continue reading It’s back to court for charter schools in Washington State

McCleary Crime Scene Special Session Coloring Sheet

  art courtesy of Susan DuFresne As parents with kids in public school, it takes a tremendous amount of restraint when describing the just completed session of the Washington State Legislature. A profanity laced tirade feels justified, maybe even appropriate. How … Continue reading McCleary Crime Scene Special Session Coloring Sheet

Washington State Charter School Lawsuit: The Details

I have posted below parts of the Complaint that pertain to the unconstitutionality of the Charter School Act. A summary of the lawsuit can be found on  the post Parents, educators, and community groups file lawsuit challenging new charter school law in Washington State. The complaint in full can be viewed at the Washington Education Association’s website. Dora Taylor Introduction of the Complaint: Article IX, section 1 of the Washington Constitution establishes that the “paramount duty” of the State of Washington (“State”) is to make “ample” provision for the education of children within its borders. The State must provide for a “general and … Continue reading Washington State Charter School Lawsuit: The Details

Suit alleges teachers forced to work at non-union charter schools in California

This is where all of this ed reform is  ultimately going…into the courts and then down the toilet. When you have charlatans hiding behind fauxroot puppet organizations, pulling the strings with millions of dollars so that others can make a fortune off of a public good, well, nothing good will come out of that with the deceit and lies that are perpetrated. It all comes out in the end. It will with Rhee, it has already with Stand for Children, everyone knows that the League of Education Voters is a poser, folks in the field of education know about Gates, … Continue reading Suit alleges teachers forced to work at non-union charter schools in California