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Video: Charter School FAIL: The sub-priming of American education

Mark Naison debunks charter school mythology in this episode of Education News. Comparing the charter school explosion to the subprime mortgage collapse, Naison reveals the startling failures and false promises … Continue reading

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The Battle for Seattle, Part One: Don Nielson and the Broad Foundation

This article was originally published in 2010 when few knew who Eli Broad was in Seattle or how he connected to the turmoil that was happening within the Seattle Public School … Continue reading

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New Coalition Urges Congress to Listen to Parents and Strengthen Student Privacy Protections

    A new coalition called the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy released a letter today to the leaders of the committees of the House and Senate Education Committees, urging … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tea Party text books in Arizona charter school Heritage Academy

One of Arizona’s oldest public charter schools is under fire from the Americans United for Separation of Church and State for using textbooks that actively promote religious interpretations of American … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Parents Across America’s 2014 Priority Issues: Positive, progressive reforms that work

In preparation for the Parents Across America Annual Meeting which will be held in DC next month, a list of priorities have been determined by the board and will be presented to … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Private viewing of “Standardized: Lies, Money & Civil Rights: How Testing Is Ruining Public Education”

I will be showing the movie STANDARDIZED: Lies, Money & Civil Rights: How Testing Is Ruining Public Education in my home on Wednesday, July 9th at 7:00 PM. There will … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Universal Pre-K in Seattle: Reasons to be cautious

  I was looking through a memory book that I had put together when my daughter was a small child and came across her pre-school schedule. It goes like this: … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 5 Comments

Universal (for profit) Pre-K, DFER and the suits

First, a bit of background about my family and why I am concerned about preschool and what “Universal pre-K” really means. As I have mentioned before, my family is African-American. … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · 8 Comments

Hold the presses! The Gates Foundation Wants You To Boycott High-Stakes Tests

  I’m as shocked as you are about this…or should I be? The Gates Foundation agrees with those who’ve decided that assessment results should not be taken into account in … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

League of Women Voters in Florida bust charter school myths and the legislators who stand to profit from corporate reform

  From a press release provided by the League of Women Voters: State-Wide Study on School Choice Tallahassee, Fla — Twenty percent of the state’s charter schools close because of … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Weekly Update: More on the Common Core, push back and opting out of high stakes testing, the FTC steps in to protect student privacy, a gag order on teachers and more

Let’s start off with this gem: Annual Kindergarten Show Canceled to Allow Kids to Focus on College A beloved annual kindergarten show at a New York school was canceled this … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wayne Au featured at a Think and Drink this evening

On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education, a Think & Drink conversation  7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 Press Release: … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Opt-Out Update: The AFT finally pushes back, “Rigor” in Portland, WA State, Alabama and New York fight back

It looks like teachers and the teachers union, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), have FINALLY smelled the coffee and decided to push back. The American Federation of Teachers, New … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 1 Comment
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