Parents Across America endorses #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool action by Washington State teachers

Parents Across America endorses the action of teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, office staff and other educators who will wear “Black Lives Matter” t-shirts to school on Wednesday, October 18th. We understand the urgency for educators to stand up against racism … Continue reading Parents Across America endorses #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool action by Washington State teachers

#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: The Network of Public Education (NPE) supports educators in Washington State

    The Network of Public Education extends its support and solidarity to educators in Washington state who are taking a strong public stand in their action this week. By wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts, they are affirming their opposition to … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: The Network of Public Education (NPE) supports educators in Washington State

The Seattle Education Association endorses the Black Lives Matter at School action

Re-posted from I Am an Educator: #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of educators across Seattle to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Oct. 19th Educators in Seattle are starting off the school year dressed for success. In the fist action of this scale, many hundreds of Seattle teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, paraprofessionals, custodians, nurses, and other educators, will wear shirts to school on Wednesday, October 19th, that read, “Black Lives Matter.” This action is part of a Seattle Education Association sponsored day to draw attention to the school-to-prison-pipeline and institutional racism our society. Already over 700 educators and supports have ordered their … Continue reading The Seattle Education Association endorses the Black Lives Matter at School action

Video: The Progressive Fellows at the NPE Conference on racial equity (or a lack thereof)

The Progressive Magazine selected 12 blogger/journalists from around the country to contribute to The Progressive website on a regular basis. I was fortunate enough to be one of the Fellows selected. At the Network for Pubic Education conference held in … Continue reading Video: The Progressive Fellows at the NPE Conference on racial equity (or a lack thereof)

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

Introducing the Decision to Support the Whole Child Refusal Form

It’s no secret that refusal forms provided by school districts are designed to shame and intimidate parents into second guessing their decision to keep their children from participating in high states testing. One Seattle parent wasn’t impressed with Seattle Public … Continue reading Introducing the Decision to Support the Whole Child Refusal Form

Seattle NAACP and allies confront Seattle Public Schools over high-stakes testing requirements of students TODAY

Seattle NAACP and allies confront Seattle Public Schools over high-stakes testing requirements of students Seattle, WA – On Wednesday, April 6th at 4:00pm the Seattle King County NAACP and Seattle Opt Out will meet to confront Seattle Public Schools over … Continue reading Seattle NAACP and allies confront Seattle Public Schools over high-stakes testing requirements of students TODAY

Rally to veto the charter school bill and demand funding for PUBLIC schools

On Thursday, March 31st, parents will be at the Capitol Building in Olympia at 11:00 AM to protest the charter school bill that was passed recently through the state legislature funding charter schools using lottery money although nothing has been done … Continue reading Rally to veto the charter school bill and demand funding for PUBLIC schools

What if they gave the SBAC and no one took it? Ask the folks at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle

It has been confirmed that 100% of the 11th grade students at Nathan Hale High School opted out of the SBAC test this week. Here is the history in a nutshell. There were informational meetings about the Common Core Standards … Continue reading What if they gave the SBAC and no one took it? Ask the folks at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle