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Ed reform bullpucky bingo

Original post date: May 20, 2012 We’ve all heard these corporate style words and phrases coming out of the mouths of ed reformers. If nothing else, these folks do remain … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 10 Comments

Charter School Myths

When Chad Magendanz stood up in front of the Washington State PTA at the convention a few weeks ago and stated that a KIPP school that he visited had a … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on the Washington State PTA Convention

I had watched the charter resolution develop over the last several months from the time that the original plank was developed by Chad Mangendanz and Alison Meryweather through until the … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 15 Comments

More on the WSPTA Convention: Oops, the new teacher evaluation system would not impact charter schools

It seems that in their zeal to promote charter schools, these same individuals who were giving impassioned speeches on how charter schools would provide equity to our students during the … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Bringing the PTA into the 21st Century or What I learned at the Washington State PTA Convention

It was painfully apparent on Friday during the general assembly meeting what regions and districts were represented at the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) Convention and what communities, towns and cities … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 24 Comments

The Washington State PTA repeats misinformation regarding charter schools

Ramona Hattendorf, the “Government Relations” staff person (and LEV activist) with the WSPTA has a resolution prepared for a vote at the PTA Convention this Friday that would make charter … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 9 Comments

The Washington State PTA Convention: Be There

There is a movement underfoot to take our rogue PTA back in the state of Washington. It has been taken over with the likes of Stand for Children and the … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 5 Comments

I was kicked off the Washington State PTA listserv

Was I using inappropriate language? No. Was I being rude and derisive in my remarks? No Was I stating the truth? Yes Let’s begin this post with one fact, that … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 17 Comments

Weekly Update: Smart ALEC, Black Teachers Fired En Masse in Chicago and Chalk Face Radio

Glen Ford nails it in his commentary on A Black Agenda Radio Black Teachers Fired En Mass. In his introduction Mr. Ford states: Educational policy in the Obama era isn’t … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Legislative Action Alert on Teacher Evaluation Bill 5895

The LEV/PTA/SFC backed teacher evaluation bill was shoved through the Senate last week without more than a few hours for anyone to review and evaluate it and yet it would … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

The PTA charter school forum (debate)…

…which should have occurred before the PTA legislative assembly. As I posted previously, there was never a debate allowed by the Washington State PTA (WSPTA), there was no other side … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 7 Comments

Weekly Update for the Week of December 18th : The Privatization and Commercialization of our Public Schools and Critical Thinking Skills

Beginning on Monday, December 26th, the focus of this blog will be on charter schools. Why charter schools? Because Stand for Children, the League of Education Voters, the Washington State … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · 1 Comment