Summit (Sierra) charter school: The skinny on the Gates-backed school set for Seattle, Brad Bernatek (remember him?) and a host of others

Bill Gates will be bringing yet another grand experiment onto public school children in Seattle soon in the form of a charter school “Sierra” which is part of the Summit charter school chain. Remember the small high school experiment that Gates subsidized? Fail. The Common Core Standards? On the brink of a major fail. Merit pay? Bad idea from the beginning. It didn’t work at Microsoft, why should it work with teachers? Charter schools? Every time we hear the trumpets blow about a charter school that is successful, we find out that there was a lot of behind the scenes … Continue reading Summit (Sierra) charter school: The skinny on the Gates-backed school set for Seattle, Brad Bernatek (remember him?) and a host of others

The Charter School Bill 1240 and the 1%: An Analysis

If only they had channeled all of the money represented above into our public schools in Seattle rather than into financing the corporate takeover of our educational system, we would have full time librarians, nurses, career counselors, enough teaching assistants … Continue reading The Charter School Bill 1240 and the 1%: An Analysis