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The latest cash grab : Teacher/charter school villages

  TFA recognizes the value of the Centers concept and has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Seawall Development Company to replicate the Centers for Educational Excellence model across the country. Philadelphia, along with Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, is … Continue reading The latest cash grab : Teacher/charter school villages

Hmm, I didn’t know our State Superintendent was in the business of selling charter schools and Teach for America, Inc.

We sent the following question to then Candidate for State Superintendent Chris Reykdal on October 6, 2016: “Given the legal uncertainty of charter schools in our state, as head of the (Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction) OSPI, would … Continue reading Hmm, I didn’t know our State Superintendent was in the business of selling charter schools and Teach for America, Inc.

The scoop on Chelsea Byers, Seattle public school board candidate

Chelsea Byers is running against School Board Director Betty Patu, a champion of public education advocating for equity in education for all. Ms. Byers, on the other hand, is a former Teach for America (TFA) recruit who taught in a school without any formal training for two years in Oakland, California in what I imagine was a charter school. Most charter schools are staffed by poorly paid and under qualified Teach for America recruits and are rarely hired by a pubic school district when it is between a TFA recruit and a certified teacher with a background in education.   … Continue reading The scoop on Chelsea Byers, Seattle public school board candidate

The stealth campaign for charter schools found in emails of Seattle Public School employees and the candidacy of Omar Vasquez

  We have published several articles on Summit charter schools and “personalized learning” which is a sugar coated description of placing students in front of a computer for all their lessons and tests. There is nothing personalized about the programs, … Continue reading The stealth campaign for charter schools found in emails of Seattle Public School employees and the candidacy of Omar Vasquez

The scoop on Seattle School Board Candidates Chelsea Byers and Omar Vasquez: Buyer Beware

Beginning in 2008, many of us saw the tsunami of charter schools and the complete privatization of school districts coming our way in Seattle with the appearance of former Broad-trained school superintendent Goodloe-Johnson. Many of us had questions about this … Continue reading The scoop on Seattle School Board Candidates Chelsea Byers and Omar Vasquez: Buyer Beware

An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner: Relay Graduate School of Education

  The reason that I use Lisa Delpit’s term “other people’s children” here is to underline the point that few if any Relay staff and advocates for the program in the policy community would accept a Relay teacher for their … Continue reading An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner: Relay Graduate School of Education

The Attack on Teachers Goes to College

Originally published on The Progressive website. The Attack on Teachers Goes to College The dramatic lockout of faculty at Long Island University in Brooklyn this fall brought home the reality that what is happening in higher education is closely related … Continue reading The Attack on Teachers Goes to College

The Struggle over Mayoral Control of Seattle’s School Board

  This article was originally published in The Progressive. Snuffing out Democracy-the Struggle over Mayoral Control of Seattle’s School Board Seattle and the state of Washington have determinedly resisted the expanding privatization of our nation’s schools. Citizens protested standardized testing … Continue reading The Struggle over Mayoral Control of Seattle’s School Board

Following the charter school cash in the Washington State Primary: The latest money scheme

UPDATE: Two mistakes have been corrected from the original post. Voters for Washington Children spent $15,000 in digital ads AGAINST Luis Moscoso in the District 1 Senate race. In addition, Voters for Washington Children spent $10,000 AGAINST Branden Durst in the … Continue reading Following the charter school cash in the Washington State Primary: The latest money scheme

Email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board

  If Mayor Murray wants to address the “achievement/opportunity gap” in a way that is more appropriate to his office, he needs to focus on a living wage for all in Seattle and affordable housing. That will go a long … Continue reading Email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board