An Open Letter to Dr. Nyland and the Seattle School Board in Support of Our Striking School Bus Drivers

By choosing to use drivers who have crossed the picket lines to staff the prioritized Title One school and special education routes, the district is siding with First Student and is weakening the power of the workers as they fight … Continue reading An Open Letter to Dr. Nyland and the Seattle School Board in Support of Our Striking School Bus Drivers

Seattle teachers considering a strike over school funding

by Jesse Hagopian  Originally posted in the South Seattle Emerald. Turning the Streets Into Our Classroom By Wednesday this week every school in Seattle will have held a union vote to decided if our Seattle Education Association (SEA) should go … Continue reading Seattle teachers considering a strike over school funding

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: Seattle teachers talk about the Seattle Education Association strike at the NWTSJ conference

For the first time in 30 years, Seattle educators went on strike for the schools Seattle students deserve and for the working conditions and compensation the teachers deserve. After five days on the picket lines, supported by close to 100 … Continue reading Video: Seattle teachers talk about the Seattle Education Association strike at the NWTSJ conference

Testing, Charters and Strikes, oh my! Video of panel with Jesse Hagopian, Wayne Au and Dora Taylor

On October 17 of this year, Jesse, Wayne and I spoke on a panel at the annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference sponsored by Rethinking Schools about the testing opt out movement, the recent Seattle teachers’ strike and the Washington State … Continue reading Testing, Charters and Strikes, oh my! Video of panel with Jesse Hagopian, Wayne Au and Dora Taylor

Seattle Education Association members ratified the new contract

What we know so far is that at the General Membership Meeting this evening, members of the Seattle Education Association voted to ratify the new agreement with Seattle Public Schools. Per the Seattle Education Association’s website, the highlights of the … Continue reading Seattle Education Association members ratified the new contract

Was the Seattle Times trying to control the narrative or are they that bad at reporting?

At 7:45 AM this morning, the Seattle Times reported the following: Teachers still reported to picketing locations Tuesday morning, while about 500 union members, parents and students marched from Pioneer Square to district headquarters to show their support for teachers … Continue reading Was the Seattle Times trying to control the narrative or are they that bad at reporting?

March to Support Seattle Teachers this Tuesday, September 15th

Join parents, students, teachers and concerned citizens to march in support of Seattle teachers. Everyone will gather in Pioneer Square, at the corner of Yesler Street and 1st Avenue, at 10am. The march will go down 1st Avenue to Lander Street … Continue reading March to Support Seattle Teachers this Tuesday, September 15th

A letter in support of Seattle Public School teachers by Parents Across America, Puget Sound

A letter  in support of Seattle Public School teachers To the teachers and staff who work tirelessly everyday in our schools, teaching our children, the next generation of citizens in our country, many times in physical  conditions that are not … Continue reading A letter in support of Seattle Public School teachers by Parents Across America, Puget Sound

The 34th District Democrats pass a resolution in support of the Seattle teachers’ strike

So far the 32nd District Democrats, the 34th District Democrats and the Metropolitan Democratic Club have issued a Resolution in support of the Seattle Education Association. To follow is the Resolution that was passed by the 4th District Democrats.: Resolution … Continue reading The 34th District Democrats pass a resolution in support of the Seattle teachers’ strike