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A professor’s encounter with Teach for America

This was originally posted on the Washington Post by Valerie Strauss. A professor’s encounter with two Teach For America recruiters By Mitchell Robinson One of my students was contacted by … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cheating at Beacon Hill, go figure: It’s called high stakes testing and no one wins

  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 High stakes testing … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yes on Seattle Preschool Proposition 1A

I have researched both programs as seen in the 10 posts I have written on the programs. My regret is that Burgess and others involved with 1B couldn’t come to the … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 9 Comments

Preschool Proposition 1A for Seattle

I have researched both programs as seen in the 10 posts I have written on the programs. My regret is that Burgess and others involved with 1B couldn’t come to the … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seattle League of Women Voters on Propositions 1A and 1B: Neither, Nor

…but, if you want to vote for one, vote for Proposition 1A, according to the Seattle chapter of LWV. The League of Women Voters, Seattle determined yesterday that neither Proposition … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

This is the Big Picture

  I have been researching the “education reform” movement since 2009 and I understand there is a larger picture. This is where we are now. Dora Taylor

October 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Is Teach for America, Inc. morphing into Leadership for Educational Equity? Is there an image problem here or are they just playing a shell game?

  Or are they doubling the money? A job posting in the idealist: Job posted by: Leadership For Educational Equity  Senior Director, Supporter Relations About Leadership for Educational Equity Leadership … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

A letter from a concerned citizen about Proposition 1B and a City of Seattle Department of Education

“For the fourth year in a row, the state auditor’s office has slammed the Seattle’s Human Services Department over its management of grant funds.” I receive information, opinions and concerns … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Bill Gates: An infographic

Gates has given over $4 million to the “pro-free enterprise” AEI since 2007, much of it to “influence the national education debate.” Click on the link to see the full … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Testing a kindergartner: How it feels as a teacher

  I’m not sure where this was originally posted, I’ve seen it on various blogs and websites but apparently it was first seen on Opt Out Alachua Facebook page. The … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Don’t like Common Core, the over-testing of your children, the big money takeover of our schools? You are not alone: Facebook connections

  AZ Parents & Teachers Against CCS and TESTS https://www.facebook.com/groups/AZSaysNotoEdReform/   Badass Teachers Association https://www.facebook.com/groups/BadAssTeachers/   Children are more than test scores https://www.facebook.com/groups/Childrenaremorethantestscroes/   ConversationEd https://www.facebook.com/conversationed   Florida Stop Common Core Groups https://www.facebook.com/FLStopCCCoalition https://www.facebook.com/groups/FLParentsRISE/ https://www.facebook.com/PublicEdMatters https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-Common-Core-in-Florida/516780045031362 https://www.facebook.com/groups/StopCommonCoreSEFL/   Long Island Opt-out Info https://www.facebook.com/groups/Longislandoptout/   Los Angeles Questions Common Core … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 2 Comments
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