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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

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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   Badass Teachers Association   Children are more than test scores   ConversationEd   Florida Stop Common Core Groups   Long Island Opt-out Info   Los Angeles Questions Common Core … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Proposition 1B: Someone needs to get their story straight

Proposition 1B, the “trust me” prop Someone told me that during the endorsement proceedings at the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle held on September 24th, Councilmember Tim Burgess stated that … Continue reading

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11 Reasons why Seattle’s Preschool for all Proposition 1B is a bad idea

  In the last few days I was alerted to some information that I find the most egregious about Seattle Councilmember Tim Burgess’ Preschool for All plan that is now Proposition 1B … Continue reading

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Time out from the MAP, the MSP, Amplify and the SBAC Common Core tests. Am I missing any?

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September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stop the death march of climate change

From the Climate Wire Climate change could cause 250K more annual deaths by midcentury — WHO Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter The World Health Organization predicts that an additional 250,000 people … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Join us to watch Standardized the movie

Join parents, teachers and concerned citizens  September 25th at 7:00 PM at the Moonpaper Tent 8503 Roosevelt Way, NE Seattle, 98115 For decades, standardized testing has been a part of … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Watch “Disruption” here today and march on climate change tomorrow

  This is about our children and generators to come. What kind of world do we want to leave for them?

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

10 Reasons why the city’s Preschool for All Proposition 1B is not a good idea

On face value, Initiative 1B appears to be a proposal with great promise but it’s the details, or lack thereof, that is of greatest concern to me. If Initiative 1B passes, then … Continue reading

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October 11th, be there: The Network for Public Education will hold an historic event

  PUBLIC Education Nation will deliver the conversation the country has been waiting for. Rather than featuring billionaires and pop singers, this event will be built around intense conversations featuring leading … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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