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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

December 14, 2014 · 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

December 10, 2014 · 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

December 8, 2014 · 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

December 7, 2014 · 3 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

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…

December 6, 2014 · 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

December 5, 2014 · 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

December 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

“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

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

November 29, 2014 · 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

November 29, 2014 · 2 Comments
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