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The jargon of school reformers masks the poverty that stifles student achievement

I sat in on my first Families and Education Levy Oversight Committee meeting yesterday and the one thing that struck me the most was the useless jargon bandied about, phrases such … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Seattle Office for Education has decided it’s OK to use taxpayer levy dollars for charter schools

The Families and Education Levy Oversight Committee may need a little oversight themselves. I decided it would be worthwhile to research further the Families and Education Levy, the oversight committee … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Opting Out in Tacoma: A Meeting

Opting Out in Tacoma: A Meeting From Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools: Fed up with testing? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPTING OUT What: What is Opting Out? What … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Comments on Diane Ravitch’s Blog about “Preschool for All” Proposition 1B

Today, Diane Ravitch wrote a post about the Preschool Proposition 1B controversy here in Seattle. What I found most interesting were the comments. These comments are from teachers and parents around … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why one parent is voting “No” on Preschool Propositions 1A and 1B

As a parent, I know preschool isn’t a one size fits all experience.  My oldest daughter couldn’t wait to start preschool, my youngest begged me not to take her.  Same … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Potluck for Public Ed

 Potluck for Public Ed Thursday, November 6th 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Moonpaper Tent 8503 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle 98115 It’s time to get together, relax and have some fun. … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

New York hedge fund managers jumping onto the Seattle Preschool Proposition 1B gravy train

The polls are down for Proposition 1B, so what do Burgess and Mayor Murray do? They bring in the troops. From a Seattle Education reader: A new player has entered … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 9 Comments

Preschool Teacher Tom: Why I’m voting “No” on Proposition 1B

Teacher Tom is a preschool teacher, writer, speaker, artist and the author of “A Parent’s Guide To Seattle”. For the past 11 years he has taught at the Woodland Park … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune: Same players, new game

Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune (Click the image for a better view. Click the title for a pdf.)   “Quality Preschool for All”. It sounds so right, … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 10 Comments

Central Branch Preschool in Mount Baker Endorses Preschool Proposition 1A

The following statement was developed by and voted on by the Central Branch Preschool Board. Central Branch Preschool was founded in 1968. We have a long history of offering high … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Seattle King County branch of the NAACP supports Prop 1A

…and these are the reasons: Educational equity is a moral issue. A contributing factor to the continued growth in the education gap is the lack of affordable childcare for working … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 1 Comment
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