Seattle Education

For the news and views you might have missed

Will the Seattle Office for Education give First Place charter levy money now that they’re on probation?

There have been some interesting developments at First Place charter school, the first charter school in Seattle. The Charter Commission has put it on probation. From KOMO news: State’s first … Continue reading

Featured · 4 Comments

The inherent racism of Summit Sierra charter school

Summit Sierra charter school will be opening as a high school in Seattle in the International District in 2015. Let’s take a look at Summit and why I state their programs … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

Seattle Public School Principals receive bribes, uh, bonuses, based on student test scores

Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Seattle Public Schools and the Principals’ Association of Seattle Schools for 2013-2016, on page 17, Section B: SPS will offer individual effectiveness awards up … Continue reading

Featured · 13 Comments

Mum’s the word on levy money for First Place charter school

If you read my post The Seattle Office for Education has decided it’s OK to use taxpayer levy dollars for charter schools, you would know about the fact that the … Continue reading

Featured · 4 Comments

Video: Cashing in on public schools, Timmy gets a lesson

From The Progressive: This animated feature on school privatization stars little Timmy, a kindergartener who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with … Continue reading

Featured · 2 Comments

Overseeing the Seattle Families and Education Oversight Committee: A citizen’s report

First, to catch readers up on my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the correspondence from the Seattle City Attorney’s Office to the Seattle Office for Education stating it … Continue reading

Featured · 3 Comments

Bill Gates tells us why *his* high school was a great learning environment

Originally posted on Seattle Education:
Today’s post was submitted by HiPointDem, a supporter of public education: Lakeside School Bill’s high school, Lakeside, is Seattle’s most elite private school. The current…

Featured · Leave a comment

Want a Better School District? It Starts with the Superintendent

It’s not easy being a public school advocate in Seattle — or anywhere else for that matter. Issues which seem so simple, take years resolve. Sometimes, they never do. It’s … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

What’s wrong with standardized tests?

Julie Woestehoff, who is Executive Director of PURE and a founding member of Parents Across America, developed this fact sheet regarding standardized testing. What’s wrong with standardized tests? They are designed to rank … Continue reading

Featured · 2 Comments

A Science teacher speaks out against standardized testing

The Educational Delusional Scheme Written by Dr. Denise Gordon and first published at Educational Alchemy I write this short essay to disclose what is happening within my own science classroom, … Continue reading

Featured · 3 Comments

Seattle Public School Board President Sharon Peaslee pulling ed reform tactics?

Want to pull the rug out from everyone by limiting public input into what is suppose to be a democratic process? Submit a proposal to make an interim superintendent permanent … Continue reading

Featured · 2 Comments

Together We Can Stop The Testing Madness

The public elementary schools we attended as children no longer exist. The buildings may be there, but everything else has changed. Why? Public education has been radically altered by the … Continue reading

Featured · 1 Comment

Why Lunch and Recess Matters

This post was written by a parent with two students in the Seattle Public School system: Turns out the personal really is political – at least for me. Two seemingly … Continue reading

Featured · 3 Comments

The jargon of school reformers masks the poverty that stifles student achievement

I sat in on my first Families and Education Levy Oversight Committee meeting yesterday and the one thing that struck me the most was the useless jargon bandied about, phrases such … Continue reading

Featured · 2 Comments

The Seattle Office for Education has decided it’s OK to use taxpayer levy dollars for charter schools

The Families and Education Levy Oversight Committee may need a little oversight themselves. I decided it would be worthwhile to research further the Families and Education Levy, the oversight committee … Continue reading

Featured · 3 Comments

The Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune: Same players, new game

Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune (Click the image for a better view. Click the title for a pdf.)   “Quality Preschool for All”. It sounds so right, … Continue reading

Featured · 10 Comments

Seattle PreSchool for All Proposition 1B: Acelero, the fox watching over the hen house

It seems in the world of education these days that whenever someone has an idea, there are efforts in play to try to co-opt the idea and make money off … Continue reading

Featured · 2 Comments

Seattle Opt-Out of Standardized Tests Meeting

  The crisis in US education is not general and national. It is concentrated where there is poverty and segregation. Testing does not address either problem. -Diane Ravitch Would you … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

“More Than a Score” book reading and signing at Elliott Bay Books

  The most incredible book about education reform, high stakes testing and the push-back by teachers, parents and students will be available in stores on December 2nd. The Title of … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 2 Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 888 other followers