What the Washington State Supreme Court Decision on Charter Schools Achieved

Originally posted on The Progressive: The Washington State Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2015 that charter schools are not “common schools” and therefore cannot be funded by common school funds. The judges based their decision on the issue of public … Continue reading What the Washington State Supreme Court Decision on Charter Schools Achieved

The League of Education Voters is at it again. This time they’re going after the teachers.

Nick Hanauer, one of the founders of the League of Education Voters (LEV) and a proponent of charter schools has lately decided to take it upon himself to publicly target teachers in general and the teachers’ union specifically in his quest to turn the state of Washington into charter school country staffed by none other than TFA temps putting students in front of computers for their online learning courses. As you might recall, just last week Rainier Beach High School said “Thanks but no thanks” to the paternalistic approach that LEV was taking in  “helping” the children on the south … Continue reading The League of Education Voters is at it again. This time they’re going after the teachers.

Part 3: Washington State Bill Proposals HB 2427/SB 6203 and HB 2451: Teacher evaluations based on test scores: The Washington Education Association responds

It looks like my query went out far and wide. I have received responses from all over the country on teacher evaluations particularly as it pertains to the Washington State House and Senate bills regarding teacher evaluations based on test scores. For information regarding these bills, please see Washington State Bill Proposals HB 2427/SB 6203 and HB 2451: Teacher evaluations based on test scores. Parents around the country respond with their own experiences and Part 2: Washington State Bill Proposals HB 2427/SB 6203 and HB 2451: Teacher evaluations based on test scores: The studies. One of the responses that I received was … Continue reading Part 3: Washington State Bill Proposals HB 2427/SB 6203 and HB 2451: Teacher evaluations based on test scores: The Washington Education Association responds

Stand for Children Stands for the Rich and the Powerful…

…who want to break the backs of the teachers’ unions. Many of us have said that before, now you can see and hear it for yourselves. This video was taken at the Aspen Ideas Festival which is heavily funded by Bill Gates. Stand For Children’s Co-Founder Jonah Edelman explains how he, with the support of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Arne Duncan’s  senior advisor Jo Anderson, out foxed the Chicago teachers’ union. This is where the money that Stand for Children raises actually goes to, to gain power for the billionaire boyz club,  DFER and all of those hedge fund … Continue reading Stand for Children Stands for the Rich and the Powerful…