A legal challenge has been filed in Washington State regarding the constitutionality of charter schools

Educators and community groups file legal challenge to new charter school law Statement by the Washington Education Association (WEA): A coalition of educators and community groups has filed a legal demand with the Washington Attorney General challenging the constitutionality of Initiative 1240, the state’s new charter school law. The demand asserts I-1240, the Charter School Act, violates the Washington Constitution by improperly diverting public school funds to private non-profit groups that are not subject to local voter control and impeding the state’s constitutional obligation to fund fully K-12 public education. The League of Women Voters of Washington, the Washington Education … Continue reading A legal challenge has been filed in Washington State regarding the constitutionality of charter schools

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…

I Met With Arne Duncan Yesterday

I met with Arne Duncan today …but let me start at the beginning of my day, actually, I will begin with the events of the night before when I was at the AFT, American Federation of Teachers, convention. This will not be a short story so get comfortable. I was invited to meet with the Chicago delegation that was participating at the AFT Convention and had the great pleasure of meeting Michael Brunson who is now the new Recording Officer for the Chicago Teachers’ Union and Karen Lewis, the new president of the Chicago Teachers’ Union. See: CORE Wins Leadership … Continue reading I Met With Arne Duncan Yesterday