The Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune: Same players, new game

Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune (Click the image for a better view. Click the title for a pdf.)   “Quality Preschool for All”. It sounds so right, just what we want for all of our children. But … Continue reading The Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune: Same players, new game

To Lisa Macfarlane and Suzanne Estey: And you thought it was a conspiracy theory?

Either your comments have been overly scripted by your moneyed backers or you have been bold face lying but these are the facts: Chris Christie’s demented “you people” movement: The right’s school-for-cash obsession by David Sirota New data proves conservatives and moguls are spending huge sums to turn schools into Wall Street profit centers It is easy to think of the concept of oligarchy as something distant and fantastical – something that involves exotic destinations like Manhattan, Monaco, Macau and Moscow but not the Middle America locales that you’d never see in, say, a glitzy Jason Bourne flick. I guess … Continue reading To Lisa Macfarlane and Suzanne Estey: And you thought it was a conspiracy theory?

Lisa Macfarlane of WA DFER, and now Suzanne Estey, with their conspiracy theories

Update, October 31, 2013: Suzanne Estey has sent out a new flyer stating that Sue Peters’ and I have created some sort of theory out of the blue on the connection between big money and public school policy. I don’t know where Estey’s been besides on the CCER Board, an organization solely funded by Bill Gates, but maybe she can’t see the forest for all those trees, or is it for all those bucks? Estey is referring to our Lines of Influence post that went up three years ago and has been read and resonated with parents, teachers, students and … Continue reading Lisa Macfarlane of WA DFER, and now Suzanne Estey, with their conspiracy theories

Lisa Macfarlane with WA DFER wins the Walton Award for privatization.

According to the PR Newswire, Lisa Macfarlane, formerly with the League of Education Voters (LEV) and now Director of Washington State Education Reform Now/Democrats for Education Reform (DFER), received a $10,000 grant from the Walton’s as an “Education Reformer to Watch” for her work on pushing charter school initiative 1240 in the state of Washington. And what does Ms. Macfarlane plan to do with the cash? Ensure that charter schools open in the state of Washington of course. Per DFER Watch: Democrats for Education Reform is a political action committee supported largely by hedge fund managers favoring charter schools, merit-pay tied … Continue reading Lisa Macfarlane with WA DFER wins the Walton Award for privatization.