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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 Weekly Update: Gates’ test metric is imploding, disappearing students in El Paso, Pearson sells a blank art book and takes down 1.5M ed sites.

The Weekly Update for the news and views you might have missed. Let’s start with Bill Gates. Posting this article gives me great sadness. I feel no anger and frustration, … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

An Open Letter from Former Stand for Children Activists About a Ballot Measure

If only the Stand for Children folks in our state had such convictions. The following is an open letter from former Stand for Children members in Massachusetts. As parents, teachers, … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Must Read: The McEducation of the Negro

From: The Root By Natalie Hopkinson Below are the introductory paragraphs. Dora Franchising is an outstanding model for selling Big Macs. But it can be toxic to classrooms. Something wasn’t … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Public Education Champion Diane Ravitch wins the Moynihan Prize — & makes Salon’s “Best of 2010”

CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU to Dr. Ravitch for her tireless pursuit of  truth and common sense in her advocacy for public education, and for being an inspiration to all of … Continue reading

December 22, 2010 · 2 Comments

Smart Money:Ten Things Charter Schools Won’t Tell You

From Smart Money: Ten Things Charter Schools Won’t Tell you 1. We’re no better than public schools. For all the hype about a few standout schools, charter schools in general … Continue reading

December 15, 2010 · 1 Comment

Ben Austin and His Parent Trigger, Now in Seattle

Ben Austin has made it to Seattle hosted at two events by the League of Education Voters. Check out the Lines of Influence to know where this is going. It … Continue reading

December 11, 2010 · 12 Comments

Watch Diane Ravitch, Wayne Au, Jesse Hagopian and Dora Taylor in “Race to Where?” a Seattle Ed 2010 forum on the misdirection of ed reform, now online!

Here is the footage of our Oct. 5 forum on ed reform: “Race to Where?” featuring Dr. Diane Ravitch (Skyped in from her home in New York), Wayne Au of … Continue reading

October 23, 2010 · 3 Comments

Here we go again: UW Dean of Ed suggests charters & TFA for Seattle: My response

Today’s Seattle Times features yet another pro-charter, pro-ed-reform editorial, “Urgent education needs demand bold new thinking: It might be time for Washington voters to reconsider their ballot-box rejection of charter … Continue reading

October 1, 2010 · 2 Comments