A Citizens’ Rebellion 2020 – Seattle Education

A Citizens’ Rebellion 2020 – Seattle Education

A Better Way A Citizens’ Rebellion 2020 Date: June 3, 2020Author: seattleducation2010 0 Comments In Minneapolis,an aerial view of protesters gathered near the makeshift memorial in honor of George Floyd, marking one week since his killing by police. The United States began to form after the rebellion against the King of England when the settlers in

‘Coronavirus Capitalism’ Is Coming for Public Schools – Seattle Education

‘Coronavirus Capitalism’ Is Coming for Public Schools – Seattle Education

Maria Goodloe-Johnson, Mayoral COntrol, Seattle Pubic Schools ‘Coronavirus Capitalism’ Is Coming for Public Schools Date: April 30, 2020Author: seattleducation2010 2 Comments Watch out Seattle This article was originally published at The Progressive. Amid the pandemic, superintendents are gaining the power to sell out public education for private gain. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, public schools in

House Bill 2788 – Seattle Education

House Bill 2788 – Seattle Education

Charter school bill, Charter school scandals, Charter schools, Eric Pettigrew, Green Dot charter schools, League of Women Voters, Summit charter schools Another attempted cash grab by the corporate ed crowd in Washington State: House Bill 2788 Date: January 29, 2020Author: seattleducation2010 3 Comments The League of Women Voters has opposed charter schools because they don’t have

Letter to Seattle Public Schools Leadership Demands Accountability for Abuse in its Schools — & the District’s Silence – Seattle Education

Letter to Seattle Public Schools Leadership Demands Accountability for Abuse in its Schools — & the District’s Silence – Seattle Education

Seattle Public School Board, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Superintendent Denise Juneau Letter to Seattle Public Schools Leadership Demands Accountability for Abuse in its Schools — & the District’s Silence Date: January 28, 2020Author: seattleducation2010 3 Comments   Seattle Schools’ controversial Superintendent Denise Juneau; School District headquarters It seems very quiet at the offices of the

Diane Ravitch will be in Seattle on February 4th to discuss her latest book “Slaying Goliath” – Seattle Education

Diane Ravitch will be in Seattle on February 4th to discuss her latest book “Slaying Goliath” – Seattle Education

Diane Ravitch, Privatization of schools, Seattle Diane Ravitch will be in Seattle on February 4th to discuss her latest book “Slaying Goliath” Date: January 21, 2020Author: seattleducation2010 1 Comment Diane Ravitch Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools Tuesday, February 4th 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Seattle 1119 8th

Debunking the “Truthiness” of Bill Gates’ Glowing Review of Summit’s Personalized Learning Platform

Truthiness The quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts. Origin: Stephen Colbert, “The Colbert Report,” 2005 In spite of being handicapped by attending two outmoded, “factory style”  public schools, both my kids have managed to learn that if you make a claim in an essay you must…

One Parent’s Experience with Basecamp, Summit’s Personalized Learning Platform

Recently, I was asked about my experience as a parent with Summit PLP . This post is an attempt to capture the extent that I engaged my children’s school administrators about the program over the year that we were all part of the same public school community. My family is no longer part of that…

15 Reasons Why the Seattle School District Should Shelve the MAP® Test—ASAP

“This is a major decision for SPS. There are substantial up-front and on-going costs [associated with the MAP® test].” – Jessica DeBarros, Broad Resident, Brad Bernatek, Director, Research Evaluation & Assessment for Seattle Public Schools (SPS) & former Broad Resident, memo, April 20, 2009 The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP®) test is an element of former Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson’s…

Parents Rebel Against Summit/Facebook/Chan-Zuckerberg Online Learning Platform

Reprinted with permission from Leonie Haimson, co-chair of the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy. Anyone that has not dealt with this program first hand as a teacher, parent, student or observer really needs to make an unannounced visit to one of their schools.  Words do no justice to explain the disgust one feels when they realize…

Basecamp, Summit’s Personalized Learning Platform, Can Be Stopped

Parents are tired of ed- tech entrepreneurs who think they can use our public schools as product development laboratories, our kids as guinea pigs, and our teachers as market research assistants. Thankfully, concerned parents are rising up and rejecting personalized learning platforms like Summit’s Basecamp. Let’s hope more do the same. Despite overwhelming odds, parents…

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