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Category Archives: Scandal

A Parent’s Testimony at the Seattle NAACP Press Conference about SBAC testing

  My name is Carolyn Leith and I’m a member of the Seattle Opt Out Group. I’m also a parent of a 3rd grader at Olympic View Elementary. Already, 3rd … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Scandal for Seattle Public Schools: Popular Principal Fired by Interim Supt. Enfield, Protests Planned

So it looks like the Seattle Public School District is averaging a scandal every two months. Not a propitious start to a big levy and election year. The latest controversy … Continue reading

May 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

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

How to tell if your School District is infected by the Broad Virus

Chicago has just learned that it will inherit Rochester, New York’s controversial and unpopular school superintendent, Jean-Claude Brizard (Broad Superintendent’s Academy “Class of 2007”). Those of us who have experienced … Continue reading

April 19, 2011 · 58 Comments

NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black is out — bad few weeks for corporate ed reformers (Rhee, Sheffield, also in the news)

Controversial and unpopular NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black is stepping down after only three months on the job. Appointed by Mayor Bloomberg, over vociferous public protest, Black seemed an unlikely … Continue reading

April 7, 2011 · 8 Comments

Cheating on Roast Beef Sandwiches, Cheating on Standardized Tests: Lessons from D.C. under Michelle Rhee

When I was about 19, I worked as a cook at a fast-food restaurant chain. Their roast beef sandwiches were advertised as having four ounces of roast beef in them. … Continue reading

April 2, 2011 · 8 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

Seattle School District hires staffer from Strategies 360 – the political marketing firm that misused private student contact info to push ed reform agenda

The Seattle Public School District announced today that it has hired Lesley Rogers from Strategies 360 political marketing firm to oversee its communications. Chief Communications Officer appointed Seattle Public Schools … Continue reading

March 25, 2011 · 3 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

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

Days of Reckoning for Seattle Public Schools; PLUS Wendy Kopp of TFA, Inc. Comes to Town on Weds. 3/2

While the Seattle School Board meets in private today to determine the fate of Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson, the local media and blogosphere continue to speculate over what the board will decide, … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · Leave a 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