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The latest cash grab : Teacher/charter school villages

  TFA recognizes the value of the Centers concept and has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Seawall Development Company to replicate the Centers for Educational Excellence model across the country. Philadelphia, along with Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, is … Continue reading The latest cash grab : Teacher/charter school villages

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Do you sometimes wonder why the Seattle Times does so many puff pieces on Bill Gates and his failed education initiatives?

It’s become clear to folks outside the circle of educators and public education advocates that all of Bill Gates ideas on how other children should be educated have failed and for many reasons. Bill Gates is not an educator, never … Continue reading Do you sometimes wonder why the Seattle Times does so many puff pieces on Bill Gates and his failed education initiatives?

Eli Broad is trying to push through another superintendent candidate for Seattle Public Schools, Andre Spencer

  Many of us painfully recall our last Broad Superintendent, Dr. Goodloe-Johnson and the chaos she wrought through school closings, successful programs being decimated, an increase in bureaucracy, nonsensical rifing of teachers and a regime of fear. This kind of … Continue reading Eli Broad is trying to push through another superintendent candidate for Seattle Public Schools, Andre Spencer

It’s time to restructure the US Department of Education

  Two of our constitutional amendments played an important role in public education. In 1791, the 10th Amendment stated, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to … Continue reading It’s time to restructure the US Department of Education

Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – $8 Million from the Gates Foundation and the Myth of Local Control

Remember when a return to local control was the biggest selling point for the passage of The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA)? States would be allowed to set their own education policies. Principals, teachers, and parents could escape the long … Continue reading Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – $8 Million from the Gates Foundation and the Myth of Local Control

Bill Gates backs climate denier Judge David Larson for Washington State Supreme Court position

Gates is so blinded by his desire to have charter schools in our state that he doesn’t seem to be concerned with the qualifications of an individual who will potentially participate in setting policy affecting education in in his home … Continue reading Bill Gates backs climate denier Judge David Larson for Washington State Supreme Court position

The National Education Association (NEA) and Bill Gates

To follow is an open letter to NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia written by teacher and parent Kevin Ohlandt and originally posted on Exceptional Delaware. An Open Letter To NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia Dear Lily Eskelsen Garcia, As President … Continue reading The National Education Association (NEA) and Bill Gates

Our question to OSPI candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal about the recent charter school grant to Washington State

While another lawsuit is pending in Washington State challenging the constitutionality of the Charter School law, the Washington State Charter School Commission and State Superintendent Randy Dorn fell all over themselves to get a piece of the US Department of … Continue reading Our question to OSPI candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal about the recent charter school grant to Washington State

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 public schools in– setting them up to fail, making it … Continue reading The Doublespeak of Ed Reform Regarding Charter Schools