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The Washington Supreme Court to Hear Charter School Case

  On Friday August 15th, the Washington Supreme Court accepted review of the appeal in the charter school case.  The Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.  Additional details … Continue reading

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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

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Flipping Schools: The Hidden Forces Behind Education Reform

I am posting an excerpt of a report originally posted on truthout. What is happening in New Jersey is similar to what occurred in Chicago when the now Secretary of Education … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Notes about the Parents Across America 2014 Leadership Conference

The Parents Across America 2014 Leadership Conference was an exciting, productive meeting. 20 of PAA’s chapter and affiliate leaders from 13 states all over the U.S. attended, discussed the issues, … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

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

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 (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 · 9 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
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