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The NCTQ is at it again in Seattle

Over the past five years, Sue and I have followed the NCTQ since they first appeared in Seattle during our Broad superintendent’s reign when she had a report “created”, paid for by Bill Gates and Eli … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The NPE Conference is Going Live!

The big event starts Saturday morning. Watch and listen to your favorite bloggers (ha-hem), education activists and advocates as we discuss the pressing matters that affect our children and their … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seattle pushes back on Common Core Standards and high-stakes testing

The Battle for Seattle continues. Please submit this resolution, modified for your district, for adoption at the March 9th Democratic district caucuses, specifically the legislative district chair. The deadline for submissions is … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 17 Comments

The Spring of Resistance: More learning, less testing #ResistTheTest

I and others around the country came together last summer to discuss the over testing of our students. We knew that there are parents, students and teachers coming together around … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

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 · Leave a comment

Summit charter school: The skinny on the Gates-backed school set for Seattle, Brad Bernatek (remember him?) and a host of others

Bill Gates will be bringing yet another grand experiment onto public school children in Seattle soon. Remember the small high school experiment that Gates subsidized? Fail. The Common Core Standards? … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 9 Comments

Common Core Standards Update

From deutsch29 : Mercedes Schneider’s EduBlog Update on Common Core Status in the States: Part Two On February 6, 2014, I posted my first of three installments regarding the state of the … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ed reform bullpucky bingo

Originally posted on Seattle Education:
Original post date: May 20, 2012 We’ve all heard these corporate style words and phrases coming out of the mouths of ed reformers. If nothing…

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is inBloom not answerable to the public?

inBloom is the creation of  Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch. From Diane Ravitch’s Blog: Is inBloom Engaged in Identity Theft? The Gates Foundation spent $100 million along with the Carnegie … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

A day of Common Core training

To follow is an excerpt of a post written by a teacher who experienced a day of training for the Common Core Standards (CCS). We began the pivot toward the … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 5 Comments

New York legislators ready to put Common Core Standards and student data collecting on hold

This just in: The leaders of both houses of the New York State legislature have called for a two year moratorium on the Common Core. The Governor has also expressed … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment
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