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Category Archives: Maria Goodloe-Johnson

Susan’s Choice: Will Seattle’s new interim school superintendent lead the district in the right direction? Or will it be business as usual behind a more friendly facade?

‘We must restore public trust,’ cited the Seattle School Board directors over and over again in March as they wrung their hands over the costly $1.8 million fraud scandal that … Continue reading

April 30, 2011 · 4 Comments

Seattle’s Fired Superintendent, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, on the short list for Newark School District’s top spot: Seattle says Huh??? — and Heads-up!

Seattle’s controversial and recently fired school superintendent, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, is a potential contender for school superintendent of Newark, reports the Newark Star Ledger   (“Newark schools superintendent search narrowed to 2 … Continue reading

April 22, 2011 · 3 Comments

Ed Reform “Miracles” – or Mirages? 10 Years of “No Child Left Behind” has led to cheating & lies

The Great Ed Reform Swindle From the since de-beatified “Texas Miracle” of 2000 that inspired the creation of  George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind,” to the latest revelations about … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · 5 Comments

The True Legacy of Seattle’s Fired (Broad Academy) Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson

For the Record… It looks like the Broad Foundation is actively trying to whitewash the history of their Superintendent Academy graduate, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, who was fired by the Seattle School … Continue reading

March 23, 2011 · 12 Comments

15 Reasons Why the Seattle School District Should Shelve the MAP® Test—ASAP

“This is a major decision for SPS. There are substantial up-front and on-going costs [associated with the MAP® test].” – Jessica DeBarros, Broad Resident, Brad Bernatek, Director, Research Evaluation & … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · 36 Comments

Loose Ends – Strategies 360, Susan Enfield, Crazy Talk & Quakes

Here some thoughts on a number of items that have been in the news lately. Business as Usual at SPS? Many of us were shocked to read that the Seattle … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · 6 Comments

MAP test manufacturer warns: MAP test should NOT be used to evaluate teachers. — So why is Seattle Public Schools doing just that?

The manufacturer of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP®) student assessment test, the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA),  sent a memo to the Charleston County School Board in Oct. 2010, warning … Continue reading

March 4, 2011 · 11 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Seattle School Board Poised to Fire (Broad-trained) Supt. Goodloe-Johnson and CFO Don Kennedy

Without cause. Here is their statement, just released tonight. Okay, so the board is wimping out a bit (many have argued that there is a case to be made for … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

“Fear of Reprisal” – the Poisonous Culture in the Seattle School District under Supt. Goodloe-Johnson

“Fear of reprisal.”  This is one of the reasons cited in the recently released state audit for why people within the Seattle School District central office didn’t speak up about … Continue reading

February 27, 2011 · 6 Comments

My Letter to the Seattle School Board about Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson

UPDATE 2/27/11: Director Kay Smith-Blum is the first school board member to issue an official response to the scandal: Kay Smith-Blum, Seattle School Board, District 5 Reaction to Criminal Probe … Continue reading

February 26, 2011 · 1 Comment

The End of the road for Seattle School Supt. Goodloe-Johnson? Fraud Scandal Rocks Seattle’s School District; Many call for Superintendent to be Fired

It’s hard to keep up with all the headlines that are flying fast and furious in the wake of the revelation earlier this week of a $1.8 million fraud scandal … Continue reading

February 25, 2011 · 11 Comments

Further fallout from the Seattle Channel Forum on Education

Ed Reform Knickers in a Knot Apparently the Alliance for Education and the League of Education Voters – two organizations here in town with lots of foundation and business funding, … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · 5 Comments