Sue Peters: Newly Elected Seattle School Board Member

This morning Suzanne Estey conceded the race and Sue Peters is now our newly elected School Board Director for District 4 in Seattle. It really happened. David downed Goliath, the Goliath of $200,000 in PAC donations from a moneyed few as opposed to the $28,000 in donations from the rest of us who supported Sue’s campaign. It was an exceptional job of campaigning by Sue, her campaign manager Kathy Smith, and everyone who made it to events handing out flyers, going door to door, talking to neighbors and friends, attending district meetings and supporting Sue in any way that was … Continue reading Sue Peters: Newly Elected Seattle School Board Member

The Truth About Suzanne Estey

Melissa Westbrook, one of the editors of Seattle Schools Community Forum, posted the following information that she uncovered about Suzanne Estey who is running against Sue Peters for Seattle School Board. Suzanne Dale Estey – Embellishment is her Specialty but What about Credibility? I have consistently stated that Suzanne Dale Estey appears to have a great resume. She seems to have broad policy experience at different levels of government. But, based on attendance at and viewing of some videotapes of various campaign events, I realized that she has this tendency to embellish what her resume says she did. So I … Continue reading The Truth About Suzanne Estey

Sharon Peaslee supports Sue Peters for School Board

A personal note from Sharon Peaslee: Dear Seattle Parents & Concerned Citizens, If you haven’t voted yet you may be wondering why you should. This school board race is urgently important. Seattle Public Schools is emerging from scandal, crisis and head-spinning turnover. Voting is your way of helping to support the ongoing progress of our schools and district. We need School Board Directors with unquestionable integrity so that we will continue moving forward. We need School Board Directors who are committed to honest, transparent dealings so that we as a Board can work collaboratively with each other and with the … Continue reading Sharon Peaslee supports Sue Peters for School Board

Lisa Macfarlane of WA DFER, and now Suzanne Estey, with their conspiracy theories

Update, October 31, 2013: Suzanne Estey has sent out a new flyer stating that Sue Peters’ and I have created some sort of theory out of the blue on the connection between big money and public school policy. I don’t know where Estey’s been besides on the CCER Board, an organization solely funded by Bill Gates, but maybe she can’t see the forest for all those trees, or is it for all those bucks? Estey is referring to our Lines of Influence post that went up three years ago and has been read and resonated with parents, teachers, students and … Continue reading Lisa Macfarlane of WA DFER, and now Suzanne Estey, with their conspiracy theories

A vote for Sue Peters is a vote for the rest of us

Suzanne Estey’s claim to fame, as she has stated during her campaign, is her involvement as a board member of Community Center for Education Results (CCER), an “organization” that was created out of thin air by Bill Gates to the tune of over $4M to go after Race to the Top funding. This was a three-year push for funds that allow any interested third party to access not only the basic information of name, address and social security number of our students, but now lots more, more than any parent would want to see made public. And all for a … Continue reading A vote for Sue Peters is a vote for the rest of us

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 to accepting Race to the Top dollars is the relinquishing of our children’s information. Gates and others have begun to collect information about our children from New York to LA and it is about to happen in Seattle thanks to the efforts of the Road Map project, school administrators are falling all over themselves to receive a pittance of educational funding, $40 M to be split between 7 districts in our state. That’s … Continue reading The Road Map Project, Race to the Top, Bill Gates and your student’s privacy