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Email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board

  If Mayor Murray wants to address the “achievement/opportunity gap” in a way that is more appropriate to his office, he needs to focus on a living wage for all … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

Seattle Public School Board President Sharon Peaslee pulling ed reform tactics?

Want to pull the rug out from everyone by limiting public input into what is suppose to be a democratic process? Submit a proposal to make an interim superintendent permanent … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune: Same players, new game

Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune (Click the image for a better view. Click the title for a pdf.)   “Quality Preschool for All”. It sounds so right, … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 10 Comments

The sharks are circling Seattle Superintendent Banda

I attended the public reception for new Superintendent Banda last week which was sponsored by the Alliance for Education and El Centro de la Raza. Everyone was invited and about … Continue reading

July 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Whoa! Where did that come from Washington State PTA!? Charter schools?! Part 1

If you are a parent in a Seattle Public School, please forward this to your PTA legislative representative and president. They need to know the facts before voting on this … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · 17 Comments

Strategies 360/DMA Marketing Caught Red Handed in Tacoma

…and other connections. Our Schools Coalition has not been active since September of 2010 after congratulating themselves on being a part of the bargaining process between the teacher’s union and … Continue reading

May 8, 2011 · 3 Comments

Heads up, Tacoma teachers! Don’t be fooled by the “Vibrant Schools Tacoma Coalition”

Connecting the dots… Yet another ed reform Astroturf organization emerges out of nowhere.  A new Astroturf group has just emerged in Tacoma, WA, that sounds a lot like the one … Continue reading

May 6, 2011 · 4 Comments

Education Push Polls: 9 Fake Questions Versus 9 Real Questions

Seattle, remember that push poll that the Broad and Gates backed Alliance for Education did last year just before contract negotiations began between our Broad-trained superintendent and the teachers’ union? … Continue reading

May 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

Susan’s Choice: Will Seattle’s new interim school superintendent lead the district in the right direction? Or will it be business as usual behind a more friendly facade?

‘We must restore public trust,’ cited the Seattle School Board directors over and over again in March as they wrung their hands over the costly $1.8 million fraud scandal that … Continue reading

April 30, 2011 · 4 Comments

The PTA, “Ed Reform”, Don Nielson and Bill 1443

Ramona Hattendorf, who was the Seattle president of the PTA and is now a lobbyist for the Washington State PTSA, proudly announced in her newsletter, “Grassroots Connection”, this morning the … Continue reading

April 13, 2011 · 4 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

Video Friday: Seattle Teachers Speak on Corporate Reform; Labor Action in D.C. and Ken Robinson on Changing Education Paradigms Illustrated

It’s Friday afternoon. Folks are thinking about the weekend and just want to tune out. I understand. So this afternoon, we are providing some videos for you to kick back … Continue reading

March 18, 2011 · Leave a comment