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Parents Across America national survey shows parents disagree with lawmakers’ approach to education

    “Too much of the current education policy making happens without any meaningful parent input, and often in complete opposition to parents’ priorities and concerns.” Parents Across America (PAA), … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The scoop on Seattle School Board Candidates Chelsea Byers and Omar Vasquez: Buyer Beware

Beginning in 2008, many of us saw the tsunami of charter schools and the complete privatization of school districts coming our way in Seattle with the appearance of former Broad-trained … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 4 Comments

An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner: Relay Graduate School of Education

  The reason that I use Lisa Delpit’s term “other people’s children” here is to underline the point that few if any Relay staff and advocates for the program in … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 5 Comments

Thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), It’s a Year Too Late for Hand-Wringing over Charter Schools

Last year, I wrote an open letter to Senator Patty Murray pleading with her to reconsider the lavish financial support charter schools were slated to receive in the soon to … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · 7 Comments

The Attack on Teachers Goes to College

Originally published on The Progressive website. The Attack on Teachers Goes to College The dramatic lockout of faculty at Long Island University in Brooklyn this fall brought home the reality … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

The deets on DFER, Democrats for Education Reform

  The following is the most comprehensive investigation and reporting that I have read so far about Democrats for Education Reform (DFER), a group disguising themselves as a Democratic political … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 6 Comments

The NAACP calls for a moratorium on charter schools

On October 15, 2016, Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Board of Directors ratified a resolution Saturday adopted by delegates at its 2016 107th … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

OSPI candidate Chris Reykdal’s statement on the recent charter school grant to Washington State

We sent the following question to OSPI State Superintendent candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal: “Given the legal uncertainty of charter schools in our state, as head of the OSPI, … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · 3 Comments

OSPI candidate Erin Jones’ statement on the recent charter school grant to Washington State

  We sent the following question to OSPI State Superintendent candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal: “Given the legal uncertainty of charter schools in our state, as head of the … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · 5 Comments

Round 2 in Washington State over charter schools

Originally published in The Progressive: To Kill a Vampire: The Continued Resurrection of Charter Schools in Washington State Washington state residents have voted charter schools down three times. Twice, initiatives … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment