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Category Archives: Teach for America

The scoop on Chelsea Byers, Seattle public school board candidate

Chelsea Byers is running against School Board Director Betty Patu, a champion of public education advocating for equity in education for all. Ms. Byers, on the other hand, is a … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The New “Jack”: Trading Justice for Grit

Reposted with permission from Educationalchemy. What reformers are able to do is to distract schools and communities from engaging in the more radical systemic work that RJ was intended to do…and … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

The stealth campaign for charter schools found in emails of Seattle Public School employees and the candidacy of Omar Vasquez

  We have published several articles on Summit charter schools and “personalized learning” which is a sugar coated description of placing students in front of a computer for all their … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 9 Comments

The scoop on Seattle School Board Candidates Chelsea Byers and Omar Vasquez: Buyer Beware

Beginning in 2008, many of us saw the tsunami of charter schools and the complete privatization of school districts coming our way in Seattle with the appearance of former Broad-trained … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 4 Comments

An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner: Relay Graduate School of Education

  The reason that I use Lisa Delpit’s term “other people’s children” here is to underline the point that few if any Relay staff and advocates for the program in … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 5 Comments

The Attack on Teachers Goes to College

Originally published on The Progressive website. The Attack on Teachers Goes to College The dramatic lockout of faculty at Long Island University in Brooklyn this fall brought home the reality … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Doublespeak of Ed Reform Regarding Charter Schools

Originally published in The Huffington Post, by co-editor Sue Peters I can’t help but wonder if it isn’t an intentional Catch 22 that some people are trying to trap our … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

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, … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 13 Comments

What we never mention

    We speak of poverty which is devastating, it brings hunger, homelessness, ill health and an inability to focus in the classroom, but we have not spoken about the … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

The grifters of corporate ed reform: KIPP charter schools with the aid of the DOE

KIPP is a taxpayer-subsidized school franchise that pays no taxes on its revenue and provides a tax-deductible vehicle for uber-wealthy families to promote the school “choice” agenda. KIPP charter schools … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

From the Black Agenda Report: BlackLivesMatter/CampaignZero Activist Brittney Packnett (Almost) Tries to Defend the Indefensible, Teach for America

  Originally posted on the Black Agenda Report: TFA/BlackLivesMatter/CampaignZero Activist Brittney Packnett (Almost) Tries to Defend the Indefensible Packnett’s problem however, and Teach For America’s too, is that their mission … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Colonizing the Black Natives: Charter Schools and Teach for America

This piece was originally published on March 14, 2014 on Cloaking Inequity. Colonizing the Black Natives: Reflections from a former NOLA Charter School Dean of Students Each day, I could have up … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 7 Comments