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It’s time to restructure the US Department of Education

  Two of our constitutional amendments played an important role in public education. In 1791, the 10th Amendment stated, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, … Continue reading

December 6, 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

i REFUSE !…the Common Core Standards

From the Long Island Press: ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It!’ Thousands of Long Island Students Opt-Out of Common Core Testing New York State United Teachers union President Richard Ianuzzi blasts … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

We ARE winning. Here’s the scorecard

From the Network for Public Education: Top Ten “Why We Will Win” Stories of 2014 At the 1st annual conference of the Network for Public Education in Austin, Texas in March, NPE … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 Reasons why the city’s Preschool for All Proposition 1B is not a good idea

On face value, Initiative 1B appears to be a proposal with great promise but it’s the details, or lack thereof, that is of greatest concern to me. If Initiative 1B passes, then … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

The big fail of Common Core Standards

In the state of Washington, the math standards have been lowered by accepting the Common Core Standards. Before the state legislature even knew what the new standards would be, the … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Seattle pushes back on Common Core Standards and high-stakes testing

The Battle for Seattle continues. Please submit this resolution, modified for your district, for adoption at the March 9th Democratic district caucuses, specifically the legislative district chair. The deadline for submissions is … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 17 Comments

The facts about the Common Core Standards

The State of Washington signed on to administer the Common Core Standards in our schools with approval of the ed reform Bill 6696. That means that there will be new … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Legislative Alert: HB 2133 Student Privacy Bill: Contact the House Education Committee now

Update: January 22, 2013 House Bill 2133 for Student Privacy has been pulled from Executive Session for revisions and will be rescheduled for a committee vote next week. Stay tuned. What is … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Testimony regarding Race to the Top funds for Seattle and student privacy

The following is testimony that I will be giving at the Seattle School Board meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 regarding the approval of Race to the Top funding that … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

The Weekly Update: Money, power and corruption; Gates is not so sure his ideas will work…but, oh well; TFA, Inc cashes in again and more

Corruption kills. This post is dedicated to Laporshia Massey. From Parents United for Public Education in Philadelphia: Her name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking Our hearts are breaking … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Road Map Project, Race to the Top, Bill Gates and your student’s privacy

  The Road Map Project, Race to the Top, Bill Gates, a national data bank, Wireless Gen…and FERPA? One of the deals that we made with the devil when it came … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 11 Comments