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The Bunkum Awards in Education go to Rhee, Gates, ALEC and more of your edu faves

From the National Education Policy Center (NEPC): This marks our eighth year of handing out the Bunkum Awards, recognizing the lowlights in educational research over the past year. As long … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Weekly Update: The Parent Trigger- “It’s a scam”, the charter school waiting list scam in Chicago and elsewhere, the Common Core Standards dumped by the RNC and more

First piece of news is that I’ve been published. Yes, it’s a teeny tiny chapter in a book with some  heavy hitters but still, I have something to brag about … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: Chicago, Atlanta and the Twin Cities, all victims of corporate reform and Diane Ravitch shares her thoughts

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the help of Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett who has connections with the Broad Foundation, Gates and all things corporate, is moving right … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Michelle Rhee-form protest in Seattle. Join us.

There will be a protest at 6:00 PM on February 19th in front of Town Hall where Michelle Rhee will be talking about her latest fundraising effort, her book. Join … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 8 Comments

A call to action: No more public funding for Teach for America!

In 2009, Teach for America, Inc. (TFA, Inc.) had over $300M in net assets. In 2010, Wendy Kopp received a $50M grant from the government to send unqualified college recruits … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · 6 Comments

Parents flunk Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst

Report card exposes flaws in corporate agenda and failures to push through legislation in many states this year Parents Across America (PAA) unveiled a report card today that gave Michelle … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

StudentsFirst will be in Seattle

…and that is not a good thing. StudentsFirst is an organization created by Michelle Rhee after her tumultuous tenure as Chancellor of DC public schools. She was supported by Eli … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Signing Petitions: Buyer Beware, Students First, the League of Education Voters and Stand for Children

This parent has a concern about signing petitions and what it can lead to. I would recommend a word of caution also when signing petitions written by the League of … Continue reading

January 14, 2012 · 2 Comments