Beware of “the 74” and Campbell Brown

I wrote an article recently about a post in “the 74” on their preponderance of interest in charter schools in Washington State. With sponsors such as the Waltons and Michael Bloomberg, both proponents of charter schools, who could be surprised? Because of the attention … Continue reading Beware of “the 74” and Campbell Brown

Anti Teachers’ Union Activity in the State of WA: Chris Eide, Northwest Professional Educators and Teachers United

Have you seen this in your inbox yet? Dear School Board Director, RE: NONUNION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR ASSOCIATION Because you are a leader in your community’s education system, we wanted to inform you about Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE) and our work supporting your mission to provide students with the best possible education. NWPE is a state partner of the Association of American Educators (AAE), the fastest-growing nonpartisan, nonunion professional educator organization in the country. We believe that unleashing the innovation, independence and flexibility of educators is critical for student success. NWPE provides educators (both nonunion and union) in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon … Continue reading Anti Teachers’ Union Activity in the State of WA: Chris Eide, Northwest Professional Educators and Teachers United

Madison Prep : How a charter school is born

This article describes in detail the failings and misgivings of one charter school that is trying to gain a foothold in Madison, Wisconsin. Posted originally on Advocating on Madison Public Schools, Madison Prep and the Attack on Public Education: For decades free market advocates such as the Bradley Foundation, the Walton Foundation and the Koch brothers have a waged a multi-front campaign against the public sector and the idea of the common good.  Public education has been one of the key battlegrounds.  In the coming weeks the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education will decide whether to approve a … Continue reading Madison Prep : How a charter school is born