OSPI State Superintendent Candidate Erin Jones’ list of donors: A who’s who of corporate ed reformers thanks to Stand for Children lobbyist Jim Kainber

In March of this year, my co-editor Carolyn Leith and I interviewed the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Candidate Erin Jones. In preparation for the interview we noticed several of her donors were pro-charter school individuals and organizations … Continue reading OSPI State Superintendent Candidate Erin Jones’ list of donors: A who’s who of corporate ed reformers thanks to Stand for Children lobbyist Jim Kainber

The Republicans plus Rodney Tom wreak havoc on the Washington State budget and hurt children the most

Senator Rodney Tom is pushing  for charter school franchises  to be established  in the Central District and yet he wants to cut the budget that would assist the children who he purports to want to “help” in this same community as well as make major cuts to education funding. Kelly Munn with the League of Education Voters (LEV) seems to be a major cheerleader for his cause. Ironically, Tom and LEV both pushed for a teacher evaluation bill which will cost approximately $5.9M. This bill ties teacher evaluations to student test scores. So take away support for students and teachers … Continue reading The Republicans plus Rodney Tom wreak havoc on the Washington State budget and hurt children the most