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Do Seattle’s School Board directors deserve to be reelected?

This year, four of Seattle’s seven-member school board are up for reelection: Sherry Carr, Peter Maier, Harium Martin-Morris, and Steve Sundquist. Though they cast a unanimous vote in March to … Continue reading

May 5, 2011 · 7 Comments

Seattle’s Fired Superintendent, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, on the short list for Newark School District’s top spot: Seattle says Huh??? — and Heads-up!

Seattle’s controversial and recently fired school superintendent, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, is a potential contender for school superintendent of Newark, reports the Newark Star Ledger   (“Newark schools superintendent search narrowed to 2 … Continue reading

April 22, 2011 · 3 Comments

How to tell if your School District is infected by the Broad Virus

Chicago has just learned that it will inherit Rochester, New York’s controversial and unpopular school superintendent, Jean-Claude Brizard (Broad Superintendent’s Academy “Class of 2007”). Those of us who have experienced … Continue reading

April 19, 2011 · 58 Comments

Ed Reform “Miracles” – or Mirages? 10 Years of “No Child Left Behind” has led to cheating & lies

The Great Ed Reform Swindle From the since de-beatified “Texas Miracle” of 2000 that inspired the creation of  George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind,” to the latest revelations about … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · 5 Comments

The True Legacy of Seattle’s Fired (Broad Academy) Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson

For the Record… It looks like the Broad Foundation is actively trying to whitewash the history of their Superintendent Academy graduate, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, who was fired by the Seattle School … Continue reading

March 23, 2011 · 12 Comments

15 Reasons Why the Seattle School District Should Shelve the MAP® Test—ASAP

“This is a major decision for SPS. There are substantial up-front and on-going costs [associated with the MAP® test].” – Jessica DeBarros, Broad Resident, Brad Bernatek, Director, Research Evaluation & … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · 36 Comments

Loose Ends – Strategies 360, Susan Enfield, Crazy Talk & Quakes

Here some thoughts on a number of items that have been in the news lately. Business as Usual at SPS? Many of us were shocked to read that the Seattle … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · 6 Comments

MAP test manufacturer warns: MAP test should NOT be used to evaluate teachers. — So why is Seattle Public Schools doing just that?

The manufacturer of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP®) student assessment test, the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA),  sent a memo to the Charleston County School Board in Oct. 2010, warning … Continue reading

March 4, 2011 · 11 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Seattle School Board Poised to Fire (Broad-trained) Supt. Goodloe-Johnson and CFO Don Kennedy

Without cause. Here is their statement, just released tonight. Okay, so the board is wimping out a bit (many have argued that there is a case to be made for … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Days of Reckoning for Seattle Public Schools; PLUS Wendy Kopp of TFA, Inc. Comes to Town on Weds. 3/2

While the Seattle School Board meets in private today to determine the fate of Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson, the local media and blogosphere continue to speculate over what the board will decide, … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Fear of Reprisal” – the Poisonous Culture in the Seattle School District under Supt. Goodloe-Johnson

“Fear of reprisal.”  This is one of the reasons cited in the recently released state audit for why people within the Seattle School District central office didn’t speak up about … Continue reading

February 27, 2011 · 6 Comments

My Letter to the Seattle School Board about Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson

UPDATE 2/27/11: Director Kay Smith-Blum is the first school board member to issue an official response to the scandal: Kay Smith-Blum, Seattle School Board, District 5 Reaction to Criminal Probe … Continue reading

February 26, 2011 · 1 Comment