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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

Hmm, I didn’t know our State Superintendent was in the business of selling charter schools and Teach for America, Inc.

We sent the following question to then Candidate for State Superintendent Chris Reykdal on October 6, 2016: “Given the legal uncertainty of charter schools in our state, as head of the (Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction) OSPI, would … Continue reading Hmm, I didn’t know our State Superintendent was in the business of selling charter schools and Teach for America, Inc.

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), a national network of public school parents from all backgrounds … Continue reading Parents Across America national survey shows parents disagree with lawmakers’ approach to education

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 school superintendent Goodloe-Johnson. Many of us had questions about this … Continue reading The scoop on Seattle School Board Candidates Chelsea Byers and Omar Vasquez: Buyer Beware

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 the policy community would accept a Relay teacher for their … Continue reading An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner: Relay Graduate School of Education

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 be re-authorized ESEA. My argument: The Supreme Court has found … Continue reading Thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), It’s a Year Too Late for Hand-Wringing over Charter Schools

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 that what is happening in higher education is closely related … Continue reading The Attack on Teachers Goes to College

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 group. DFER is a group working for business interests that pushes all things corporate education reform including charter schools, the dismantling of the teachers union, and support for Teach for America along with the Common Core Standards, among a myriad of other actions that are not in the best interest of students in public schools. To follow is the white paper written by two teachers on Democrats for Education Reform … Continue reading The deets on DFER, Democrats for Education Reform