OSPI candidate Chris Reykdal’s statement on the recent charter school grant to Washington State

We sent the following question to OSPI State Superintendent candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal: “Given the legal uncertainty of charter schools in our state, as head of the OSPI, would you distribute the Federal money to the existing charter … Continue reading OSPI candidate Chris Reykdal’s statement on the recent charter school grant to Washington State

Emails reveal the “Gates Machine” in action after the Washington State Supreme Court’s decision that charter schools are unconstitutional

    Is the Gates Foundation an invisible fourth branch of Washington’s state government? (Please note, as of 8:40 PM on 2/8/2015, more emails have been received. I will go through them as quickly as possible and provide a link … Continue reading Emails reveal the “Gates Machine” in action after the Washington State Supreme Court’s decision that charter schools are unconstitutional

Summit (Sierra) charter school: The skinny on the Gates-backed school set for Seattle, Brad Bernatek (remember him?) and a host of others

Bill Gates will be bringing yet another grand experiment onto public school children in Seattle soon in the form of a charter school “Sierra” which is part of the Summit charter school chain. Remember the small high school experiment that Gates subsidized? Fail. The Common Core Standards? On the brink of a major fail. Merit pay? Bad idea from the beginning. It didn’t work at Microsoft, why should it work with teachers? Charter schools? Every time we hear the trumpets blow about a charter school that is successful, we find out that there was a lot of behind the scenes … Continue reading Summit (Sierra) charter school: The skinny on the Gates-backed school set for Seattle, Brad Bernatek (remember him?) and a host of others

Another charter school applicant: Coral Academy of Science… and the Gulen Movement

This evening starting at 5:30 PM in Renton at the Puget Sound Educational Service District located at 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057, there will a hearing of charter school applications for Coral Academy of Sciences, Excel Public Charter School and Cedar River Academy. If you can’t make it to the hearing, the Washington State Charter School Commission is receiving all information and concerns  about the schools presented via e-mail to the attention of joshua.halsey@charterschool.wa.gov. A list of all of the hearings to be held can be found at the charter commission’s website. The Coral Academy of Sciences It … Continue reading Another charter school applicant: Coral Academy of Science… and the Gulen Movement

Charter school hearings: Calling all edushysters

The Washington State Charter School Commission is holding hearings in Seattle today, January 13th. The commission is to review applicants and decide on charter schools that will be established in our state unless the lawsuit that appears to be proceeding through the courts is successful. The hearing will begin at 5:00 PM at South Seattle Community College, 6737 Corson Ave. S., Building C, Room C122. Come early to sign up if you want to testify, all are invited to share their opinions and concerns. If you don’t want to testify, that’s OK too. It’s good for the speakers to have … Continue reading Charter school hearings: Calling all edushysters