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 NCTQ is at it again in Seattle

Over the past five years, Sue and I have followed the NCTQ since they first appeared in Seattle during our Broad superintendent’s reign when she had a report “created”, paid for by Bill Gates and Eli Broad, on those lazy, worthless teachers, referred to as “Human Capitol” in the report, and how they need merit pay waved in front of them to get our students into shape. The report came out just before the Seattle teachers’ union, the Seattle Education Association, was to negotiate their contract. By the way, their report, specifically tailored for Seattle, looks surprisingly like reports done for other districts around the country. … Continue reading The NCTQ is at it again in Seattle

The Fordham Institute and the National Council on Teacher Quality: Manipulating Teacher Layoffs (& Union-Busting?)

The following is an article by Kristin, a founding member of Parents Across America Seattle, who will hopefully become a regular contributor to our blog. Thanks Kristin for this great article. Dora All around the country, legislation is being introduced that would attack seniority by changing the “last in, first out” (LIFO) rule for teacher layoffs. There’s a corresponding meme going through the media saying that there are a lot of bad teachers who need to be fired in order to make room for new and improved teachers. What’s behind this? Basically, a lot of billionaires and corporations with an … Continue reading The Fordham Institute and the National Council on Teacher Quality: Manipulating Teacher Layoffs (& Union-Busting?)