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Race to the Tots: Universal (for profit) Pre-K, DFER and the suits

First, a bit of background about my family and why I am concerned about preschool and what “Universal pre-K” really means. As I have mentioned before, my family is African-American. … Continue reading

Featured · 9 Comments

Hold the presses! The Gates Foundation Wants You To Boycott High-Stakes Tests

  I’m as shocked as you are about this…or should I be? The Gates Foundation agrees with those who’ve decided that assessment results should not be taken into account in … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

League of Women Voters in Florida bust charter school myths and the legislators who stand to profit from corporate reform

  From a press release provided by the League of Women Voters: State-Wide Study on School Choice Tallahassee, Fla — Twenty percent of the state’s charter schools close because of … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Weekly Update: More on the Common Core, push back and opting out of high stakes testing, the FTC steps in to protect student privacy, a gag order on teachers and more

Let’s start off with this gem: Annual Kindergarten Show Canceled to Allow Kids to Focus on College A beloved annual kindergarten show at a New York school was canceled this … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wayne Au featured at a Think and Drink this evening

On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education, a Think & Drink conversation  7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 Press Release: … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Opt-Out Update: The AFT finally pushes back, “Rigor” in Portland, WA State, Alabama and New York fight back

It looks like teachers and the teachers union, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), have FINALLY smelled the coffee and decided to push back. The American Federation of Teachers, New … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

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
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