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Who is actually running the US Department of Education?

  We have known about the Broad Prize award, representing an award given to school districts by the Broad Foundation, which is proudly displayed in the offices of the Department … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

Students’ rights in charter schools: There aren’t many

From edushyster at Signing their rights away A series of court rulings suggests that students who attend charter schools do not have the same rights as public school students. … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Battle for Seattle, Part 2: Hijacked!

For the first post in this series see: The Battle for Seattle, Part 1. The Battle for Seattle, Part 2: Hijacked!   The Broad Foundation was established in 1999 and … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 5 Comments

Seattle, we missed a bullet with Broad Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Eli Broad at Broad’s 2009 Inaugural Party for President Obama. Yes, Eli Broad via Don Nielson and Goodloe-Johnson brought us Brad Bernatek, Michael … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · 5 Comments

Don Neilson, the Discovery Institute and Intelligent Design

Don Nielson recently had yet another op ed published by the Seattle Times, a newspaper which has provided many wealthy (white) men with a platform and microphone to share their … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bill Gates has spent $440M to push charter schools: Here is the list of recipients

Per a previous post titled, “Before you can fund the charter school, you have to fund an advocacy organization that can create a climate for the charter school to exist”, Bill … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · 17 Comments

The NCTQ is at it again in Seattle

Over the past five years, Sue and I have followed the NCTQ since they first appeared in Seattle during our Broad superintendent’s reign when she had a report “created”, paid for by Bill Gates and Eli … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Weekly Update: Money, power and corruption; Gates is not so sure his ideas will work…but, oh well; TFA, Inc cashes in again and more

Corruption kills. This post is dedicated to Laporshia Massey. From Parents United for Public Education in Philadelphia: Her name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking Our hearts are breaking … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Closing Schools: Why it’s not a good idea

There are two ALEC style education bills that Washington State Senator Steve Litzow sponsored, SB5328 and SB 5329. The first bill would grade schools and the second bill would either … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Parent Guide to the Broad Foundation’s training programs and education policies

This was originally posted on the Parents Across America website by Leonie Haimson. It’s an excellent overview of the influence of Eli Broad on our educational system. I added the … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update, Week of January 30th: The Troubles in Tucson, Pushback, the Broad Borg and More

It seems that all eyes are focused on Tucson now and for very good reason. The powers that be in Tucson have banned books and closed the Ethnic Studies department … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is a charter school?

In 2009 when I began the original Seattle Education blog, the first words that I typed were “What is a Charter School?”. With those words I began to write an … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · Leave a comment