Legislative Action Alert: Grading schools, closing schools and converting them into charter schools: SB5328 and SB5329

This is a one item agenda, grading schools, then transforming the schools with the lowest test scores into charter schools or closing them and providing the option of…a charter school or a public school outside of the student’s neighborhood. If you don’t understand the devastation that starts with high stakes testing and ends with school closings, check out the recent weekly update, The Weekly Update: Eli Broad’s how-to guide on closing schools and disaster capitalism up close and personal. Stand for Children, with their bought and paid for representative State Senator Steve Litzow, and the League of Education Voters have pushed … Continue reading Legislative Action Alert: Grading schools, closing schools and converting them into charter schools: SB5328 and SB5329

Stand for Children’s Litzow is at it again. This time he wants to grade schools…so they can be closed and turned into charter schools

From the WSSDA Legislative Update SSB 5328 would create a pilot program school A-F grading system for the 2013-14 school year, with full implementation in the 2014-15 school year. The bill would require the accountability index being developed by OSPI and the State Board of Education (SBE) to use A-F grades, give added weight to student achievement in reading and graduation rates of all eligible “at risk” students. (At risk is defined as students scoring at level 1 or level 2 on the 8th grade reading and math MSPs). The bill also would require OSPI to contract with an organization … Continue reading Stand for Children’s Litzow is at it again. This time he wants to grade schools…so they can be closed and turned into charter schools