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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

Resistance to Teach for America, Inc. Continues

From Popular Resistance: Students Tour To Kick Teach For America Off Campuses United Students Against Sweatshops, a national college student organizing group, wants Teach for America off college campuses. In … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 4 Comments

It’s time for a twitter storm! #ResistTFA

A movement is underfoot. Parents, teachers and students are pushing back against the machine that is Teach for America. From the Students Resisting Teach for America website: We would like to … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Listen up Seattle: Teach for America was kicked out of Pittsburgh

I was a little late to the party on this one but better late than never on the news. From the Washington Post: Pittsburgh school board drops $750,000 Teach For … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Teach for America, Inc. at the University of Washington

Someone posted on Facebook this morning the photo above that is a sign advertising for Teach for America, Inc. (TFA) recruits on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. After … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Weekly Update: Money, power and corruption; Gates is not so sure his ideas will work…but, oh well; TFA, Inc cashes in again and more

Corruption kills. This post is dedicated to Laporshia Massey. From Parents United for Public Education in Philadelphia: Her name is Laporshia Massey and our hearts are breaking Our hearts are breaking … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

A vote for Sue Peters is a vote for the rest of us

Suzanne Estey’s claim to fame, as she has stated during her campaign, is her involvement as a board member of Community Center for Education Results (CCER), an “organization” that was … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: Inequality for all, the charter school gravy train, Common Core, TFA and the pushback

I thought we would start the week with this video featuring Bad Ass Teacher Dudley aka Origin. Stop This Madness! Another part of the madness is the income gap that … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Weekly Update: Predatory capitalism, privatization, sequestration and our children, Common Core Standards and opting out

Everyone is back in school, the privatizers are not letting up but parents, students and teachers are fighting back. Diane Ravitch is coming out with her new book on September … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: Charter schools, zero tolerance and minority students, the profiteering and scandals

First, a word from Noam Chomsky about our educational system. This was filmed at the Syracuse Peace Council’s 75th Anniversary event on May 11, 2011. And from Henry Giroux: When … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Weekly Update: ALEC push back, Jeb Bush shows us how to cash in, Common Core Standards’ big oop’s, Teach for America alums speak out and more

After a short summer hiatus, I’m back with the weekly news. As my mother used to say, “There’s no rest for the weary” and from what I’ve been observing, there’s … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 1 Comment
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