Video: Seattle teachers talk about the Seattle Education Association strike at the NWTSJ conference

For the first time in 30 years, Seattle educators went on strike for the schools Seattle students deserve and for the working conditions and compensation the teachers deserve. After five days on the picket lines, supported by close to 100 … Continue reading Video: Seattle teachers talk about the Seattle Education Association strike at the NWTSJ conference

Testing, Charters and Strikes, oh my! Video of panel with Jesse Hagopian, Wayne Au and Dora Taylor

On October 17 of this year, Jesse, Wayne and I spoke on a panel at the annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference sponsored by Rethinking Schools about the testing opt out movement, the recent Seattle teachers’ strike and the Washington State … Continue reading Testing, Charters and Strikes, oh my! Video of panel with Jesse Hagopian, Wayne Au and Dora Taylor

Seattle Education Association members ratified the new contract

What we know so far is that at the General Membership Meeting this evening, members of the Seattle Education Association voted to ratify the new agreement with Seattle Public Schools. Per the Seattle Education Association’s website, the highlights of the … Continue reading Seattle Education Association members ratified the new contract

Was the Seattle Times trying to control the narrative or are they that bad at reporting?

At 7:45 AM this morning, the Seattle Times reported the following: Teachers still reported to picketing locations Tuesday morning, while about 500 union members, parents and students marched from Pioneer Square to district headquarters to show their support for teachers … Continue reading Was the Seattle Times trying to control the narrative or are they that bad at reporting?

March to Support Seattle Teachers this Tuesday, September 15th

Join parents, students, teachers and concerned citizens to march in support of Seattle teachers. Everyone will gather in Pioneer Square, at the corner of Yesler Street and 1st Avenue, at 10am. The march will go down 1st Avenue to Lander Street … Continue reading March to Support Seattle Teachers this Tuesday, September 15th

Educators around the country are in solidarity with Seattle teachers: No Struggle, No Progress

From Brian Jones website: No Struggle, No Progress SOLIDARITY STATEMENT WITH STRIKING SEATTLE EDUCATORS We, the undersigned stand in solidarity with 5,000 striking members of Seattle Education Association (SEA). These brave educators are taking this action in the face of … Continue reading Educators around the country are in solidarity with Seattle teachers: No Struggle, No Progress

A letter in support of Seattle Public School teachers by Parents Across America, Puget Sound

A letter  in support of Seattle Public School teachers To the teachers and staff who work tirelessly everyday in our schools, teaching our children, the next generation of citizens in our country, many times in physical  conditions that are not … Continue reading A letter in support of Seattle Public School teachers by Parents Across America, Puget Sound

The “Cancel your subscription to the Seattle Times” parent campaign is on

The majority of people I speak to are thoroughly disgusted with the Times and its biased editorials and selection  of topics headlined that seem to reflect the views and opinions of the moneyed few rather than providing real information. Bill … Continue reading The “Cancel your subscription to the Seattle Times” parent campaign is on

Economist Richard Wolff on last week in Washington State: The teachers’ strike, the Supreme Court decision on charter schools and the McCleary decision

Global Capitalism: September 2015 Monthly Update 17 minutes into the video Dr. Wolff talks about what has been happening in our state. Global Capitalism: Monthly Economic Update Richard D. Wolff Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:30pm Market Chaos and Capitalism’s … Continue reading Economist Richard Wolff on last week in Washington State: The teachers’ strike, the Supreme Court decision on charter schools and the McCleary decision

Teacher Tom on who is ultimately to blame for the Seattle teachers’ strike

From the Teacher Tom website: Where The Real Blame Belongs On Wednesday, I made a bicycle “solidarity tour” of the picket lines of striking Seattle teachers in front of an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. At … Continue reading Teacher Tom on who is ultimately to blame for the Seattle teachers’ strike

The 34th District Democrats pass a resolution in support of the Seattle teachers’ strike

So far the 32nd District Democrats, the 34th District Democrats and the Metropolitan Democratic Club have issued a Resolution in support of the Seattle Education Association. To follow is the Resolution that was passed by the 4th District Democrats.: Resolution … Continue reading The 34th District Democrats pass a resolution in support of the Seattle teachers’ strike