This article was published four years ago on this site but needs to see the light of day again. -Dora Taylor There’s a lot of brand new education research coming out nowadays, and it’s telling our policymakers that privatization is … Continue reading Is it Research – or Propaganda?
Whenever Bill Gates wants to justify the ideas he imposes on public school children around the country, he relies on the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) to appear with a research paper or study, that is not peer reviewed, … Continue reading The Gates owned Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) right here in Seattle
Kelly Munn with the League of Education Voters shared with her LEV “Key Activists” including WSPTA lobbyist Ramona Hattendorf, a summary of the charter school bill that will be proposed by one of our state representatives. I decided to have some fun with it and review the summary adding my comments along the way. Ms. Munn’s summary will be in italics. Before I get started on this summary I would like to point you to the NAACP resolution on charter schools and a recent article in The Knight’s Party titled Segregated Schools Evoke Separate but Equal Era in U.S.. Now … Continue reading The League of Education Voters Charter School Proposal Annotated
So it looks like the Seattle Public School District is averaging a scandal every two months. Not a propitious start to a big levy and election year. The latest controversy is the unexpected summary firing of well-respected and beloved Principal Martin Floe of Ingraham High School. Parents, students, staffers and prospective Ingraham families are reacting with shock, outrage and support for Floe, calling him “a class act.” They are also weighing in at the Seattle Times (Principal of Seattle’s Ingraham High School to be replaced). An apparently spontaneous and unanimous statement of confidence in Principal Floe (posted below) was signed … Continue reading New Scandal for Seattle Public Schools: Popular Principal Fired by Interim Supt. Enfield, Protests Planned
Here some thoughts on a number of items that have been in the news lately. Business as Usual at SPS? Many of us were shocked to read that the Seattle Public School District hired Strategies 360/DMA Marketing to do its publicity last October. If SPS is serious about changing the culture and direction that bred the Pottergate scandal, and instituting a new era of trust with the community, then it needs to discontinue its already shady association with Strategies 360/DMA Marketing. This company has a bad reputation among us parents. Here’s why: in 2009-10, Strategies 360/DMA created a push-poll and … Continue reading Loose Ends – Strategies 360, Susan Enfield, Crazy Talk & Quakes