Who wrote the Common Core Standards? The Common Core 24

We have all heard stories about who decided on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that are now holding students and teachers hostage to a narrow curriculum and an endless testing regime. Mercedes Schneider decided to find out who the twenty-four people were that determined the Common Core Standards. Here is an excerpt from her…

Bill Gates tells us why his high school was a great learning environment

Today’s post was submitted by HiPointDem, a supporter of public education: Bill’s high school, Lakeside, is Seattle’s most elite private school. The current tuition is $28K (not including food, books, bus, laptop, and field trips). A bargain, compared to some eastern private schools, but about equal to the median income of all US workers. Lakeside has a lovely…

Beware of “the 74” and Campbell Brown

I wrote an article recently about a post in “the 74” on their preponderance of interest in charter schools in Washington State. With sponsors such as the Waltons and Michael Bloomberg, both proponents of charter schools, who could be surprised? Because of the attention they were giving to the battle over charter schools in my state, I decided to set the…

6 Reasons why the Common Core Standards are a big fail

The Common Core Standards:  Had zero input from educators in the State of Washington. In fact, the Common Core “State” Standards were adopted by Washington State before the standards were completed and reviewed. Dumbs down education by teaching to the test and the narrowing of curriculum. Requires millions of dollars to provide books, teaching plans, handouts,…

The Road Map Project, Race to the Top, Bill Gates and your student’s privacy

The Road Map Project, Race to the Top, Bill Gates, a national data bank, Wireless Gen…and FERPA? One of the deals that we made with the devil when it came to accepting Race to the Top dollars is the relinquishing of our children’s information. Gates and others have begun to collect information about our children from…

Bill Gates, CASEL and your student’s privacy

“What’s gotten in the way of education in the United States is a theory of social engineering that says there is ONE RIGHT WAY to proceed with growing up.” John Taylor Gatto CASEL’s mission is to gather personal information about students’ emotional behavior, and turn emotion into a standard to rank and measure children. Cheri Kiesecker, Missouri Dog…

Bill Gates

Articles Aging Geeky Oligarch Front and Center in Education Takeover Bill Gates and the Corporatization of American “Public” Schools Excerpt from Tech Rights: Despite Controversy and Backlash From Scientists and Human Rights Activists, the Gates Foundation Continues to Promote Private Prisons and GMO Ventures That It Profits From Summary: Bill Gates continues to engage in…

League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County Urges “No” Vote on Proposition 1

League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County Urges “No” Vote on Proposition 1

Education Levies, League of Education Voters League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County Urges “No” Vote on Proposition 1 Date: October 14, 2018Author: seattleducation2010 2 Comments From the League of Women Voters of King County October Newsletter The Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County unanimously voted to oppose Seattle Proposition

Social Impact Investing, Poverty, & Bill Gates’ New Plan

Social Impact Investing, Poverty, & Bill Gates’ New Plan

Bill Gates / Gates Foundation, data as the new oil, Eric Schmidt, Poverty, social impact investing, surveillance capitalism Social Impact Investing, Poverty, & Bill Gates’ New Plan Date: May 6, 2018Author: seattleducation2010 3 Comments Controlling the data isn’t about solving poverty, rather it’s all about creating systems to make the problems associated with poverty attractive to

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