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The NCTQ is at it again in Seattle

Over the past five years, Sue and I have followed the NCTQ since they first appeared in Seattle during our Broad superintendent’s reign when she had a report “created”, paid for by Bill Gates and Eli … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

A look at KIPP, Michael Feinberg, NCTQ and Bill Gates

Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) is in a rush to now dumb down education in New Zealand even though New Zealand and Australia have higher international test scores than the … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Weekly Update: Strike in Chicago? NCTQ , and ALEC (finally) Exposed…but will Inslee get a clue?

It seems that with the tragedy of the shooting of an innocent young man in Florida, the dominoes have started to fall for ALEC. As described very clearly on The … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Follow up on Stand for Children’s Jonah Edelman and His Backers

Jim Horn with Schools Matter just posted information on the PIE Network, an organization that backs the likes of Jonah Edelman. It’s a must read. Below is an excerpt from … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

The Fordham Institute and the National Council on Teacher Quality: Manipulating Teacher Layoffs (& Union-Busting?)

The following is an article by Kristin, a founding member of Parents Across America Seattle, who will hopefully become a regular contributor to our blog. Thanks Kristin for this great … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kate Walsh, the NCTQ and US World and World Report

On the news wires this week, U.S. News & World Report and the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) announce today the launch of a landmark survey.  The survey will … Continue reading

January 23, 2011 · 17 Comments

The Stepford Wives of Race to the Top: Our PTA

My Day with the PTA This is going to be one of those long ones, so get yourself a cup of coffee or hot tea and get comfortable. Because of … Continue reading

October 10, 2010 · 36 Comments

The Lines of Influence in Education Reform

[Originally published in 2010 when few if any people knew the connection between Gates’ money and public education.]   See the Lines of Influence in Education Reform flow chart here. … Continue reading

August 23, 2010 · 34 Comments

The Alliance for Education and the NCTQ Study

This is a reprint of a post that I wrote in October of 2009. With the new study now out during the teacher’s negotiations, it seems appropriate to re-post this. … Continue reading

August 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Fallacy of “Merit” and “Performance Pay” as Teacher Incentives — they don’t SERVE anyone well

We originally posted this back in May when the Seattle teachers’ contract negotiations were just beginning. Now it’s late summer, and the school district has shown its hand — a … Continue reading

August 20, 2010 · 1 Comment