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10 Reasons why the city’s Preschool for All Proposition 1B is not a good idea

On face value, Initiative 1B appears to be a proposal with great promise but it’s the details, or lack thereof, that is of greatest concern to me. If Initiative 1B … Continue reading

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October 11th, be there: The Network for Public Education will hold an historic event

  PUBLIC Education Nation will deliver the conversation the country has been waiting for. Rather than featuring billionaires and pop singers, this event will be built around intense conversations featuring leading … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Parents Across America is doing around the country

From the Parents Across America website: As the new school year begins, PAA has asked its chapters and affiliates to provide descriptions of the past year’s activities and what they’re … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Future Will NOT be Standardized

Join parents, teachers and concerned citizens  September 25th at 7:00 PM at the Moonpaper Tent 8503 Roosevelt Way, NE Seattle, 98115 For decades, standardized testing has been a part of … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bill Gates funds the media then secretly meets with them

    This post was written by Mercedes Schneider and originally posted on her website Deutsch29: Billionaire Bill Gates funds the media then secretly meets with them to do what? … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mayoral Control: The short of it

I always knew that the “idea” of mayoral control would be raised in Seattle at some point. When I heard that the City of Seattle’s Office of Education was to be … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

A Florida County opts out of ALL state tests

  Another good piece of news from Valerie Strauss. Florida county opts out of all state-mandated testing in ‘act of civil disobedience’ Florida’s Lee County became  on Wednesday night the … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another one bites the dust: Durham is dropping Teach for America

Recently I posted Listen up Seattle: Teach for America was kicked out of Pittsburgh. Now it looks like the domino effect is beginning to happen. Seattle needs to be next. From … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Pre-School for All” in Seattle, student information sharing, Jump Start and more

  I have written two posts on Universal pre-K which in Seattle is now termed “Preschool for All”; Race to the Tots: Universal (for profit) Pre-K, DFER and the suits and Universal … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

The big fail of Common Core Standards

In the state of Washington, the math standards have been lowered by accepting the Common Core Standards. Before the state legislature even knew what the new standards would be, the … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment
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