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Emails reveal OSPI in contempt of Supreme Court ruling on charter schools in Washington State

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled last fall that charter schools are unconstitutional in the state due to a lack of public oversight but that wasn’t going to stop someone … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · 13 Comments

Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors

This article was written by Anthony Cody and first published in Education Week in November, 2013 and then reposted on his blog Living in Dialogue. Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is Teach for America, Inc. morphing into Leadership for Educational Equity? Is there an image problem here or are they just playing a shell game?

  Or are they doubling the money? A job posting in the idealist: Job posted by: Leadership For Educational Equity  Senior Director, Supporter Relations About Leadership for Educational Equity Leadership … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Bunkum Awards in Education go to Rhee, Gates, ALEC and more of your edu faves

From the National Education Policy Center (NEPC): This marks our eighth year of handing out the Bunkum Awards, recognizing the lowlights in educational research over the past year. As long … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Weekly Update: The corporate empire of public education and where that leaves the rest of us, ALEC, Gates and charter schools

So much news, so little time. From Real News: U.S. Student Homelessness Up 10% Since Last Year  Highest increases of homeless children seen in states like North Carolina where austerity … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Bill Gates’ Damage Control via Student Test Prep Questions?

In a 3rd grade student workbook for MSP Reading Assessment preparation, which is a Washington State mandated test for grades 3 through 8, a parent found this question: Directions: Read … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 40 Comments

The Weekly Update: The Chicago teachers strike and where it all began

The Weekly Update for the news and views you might have missed. Words can’t begin to express my gratitude for this. I’m a very proud middle school reading teacher in … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update, Part 2: The Gates Foundation, a smart ALEC and more charter school abuses

There was so much to report this week that I decided to break down the update into two parts. So on to Weekly Update, Part 2:  As I stated in … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Weekly Update: March and rally at the Gates Foundation in Seattle, profiteering in Chicago and school “choice” in New Orleans

This photo was taken in front of the Gates Foundation in Seattle this week by members of Social Equality Educators. And so was this “No TFA” photo: Yesterday was the … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · 4 Comments

Video: The Occupy Seattle Public Education Work Group Invites the Gates Foundation to a Policy Throwdown

Seattle Protest and March for Public Education March 1 National Day of Action for Education Banks got bailed out, students and teachers got sold out! Thursday, March 1 2:45pm – … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

March 1st National Day of Action for Education in Seattle

Seattle Protest and March for Public Education March 1 National Day of Action for Education Banks got bailed out, students and teachers got sold out! On Thursday, March 1st, Seattle … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update, January 22, 2012: Rent-a-preacher, teachers and a school that works

A lot has been going on in the last two weeks nationally and I am now just getting caught up. There is a lot going on in the state of … Continue reading

January 22, 2012 · Leave a comment