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Elect Respect Community Brunch and Fundraiser: Join Jesse Hagopian and the Seattle Education Association Respect Slate members this Sunday

Elect Respect Community Brunch and Fundraiser Join Jesse Hagopian and the Seattle Education Association Respect Slate members for brunch Sunday, May 4th at 1:00 PM in the home of a … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Weekly Update: No money for Common Core in Seattle, Broad left Seattle in the cover of darkness and has reappeared in Oregon, ACT for Kindergartners, Creationism in schools and the US as an Oligarchy. How much more fun can one have?

Much is going on in the wide world of education. Every time I’m ready to wrap up this post, something new comes across the wires so let’s get started. First … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 5 Comments

Parents OPPOSE HR 10, the “Success and Opportunity Through Charter Schools” bill

    There is a bill titled “Success and Opportunity Through Charter Schools”, referred to as HR 10, to rewrite federal charter law that has strong backing by the House Education … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Opt-Out Update

The opt out movement is gaining momentum as more parents are opting their students out of standardized testing. Here are a few actions that are occurring across the country made … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Common Core Standards: A Movie

  This film was produced by Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). According to the website: Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

“Listen: The Movie” challenging the culture of standardized testing

On TV, we have Bill Gates, Michelle Rhee, Arne Duncan and “Waiting for ‘Superman’” talking about failing schools, low standards, and China, but rarely do they ever talk about students. … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bill Moyers and Diane Ravitch on Charter Schools

  From Bill Moyers’ website: Public Schools for Sale? Public education is becoming big business as bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity investors are entering what they consider to … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

Diane Ravitch: The Common Core Standards “should have no legitimacy”

From The Fatal Flaw of the Common Core Standards by Diane Ravitch: The reason to oppose the Common Core standards is because they violate the well-established and internationally recognized process … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

6 Reasons why the Common Core Standards are a big fail: The facts down and dirty

  The Common Core Standards:  Had zero input from educators in the State of Washington. In fact the Common Core “State” Standards were adopted by Washington State before the standards … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

A Kindergartner’s Nightmare

Is this education? Is this what we want for our children and grandchildren? Teachers have called the testing regime child abuse and here you get to read about it firsthand. … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 77 Comments

Seattle Education Meetup: An Opt Out Workshop with Jesse Hagopian

Unsure what the Common Core Standards are? Want to know more about the term “high stakes testing”? Have you heard about parents, students and teachers opting out of standardized testing … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 2 Comments
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