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Mayoral Control: The short of it

I always knew that the “idea” of mayoral control would be raised in Seattle at some point. When I heard that the City of Seattle’s Office of Education was to be … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

A Florida County opts out of ALL state tests

  Another good piece of news from Valerie Strauss. Florida county opts out of all state-mandated testing in ‘act of civil disobedience’ Florida’s Lee County became  on Wednesday night the … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

The big fail of Common Core Standards

In the state of Washington, the math standards have been lowered by accepting the Common Core Standards. Before the state legislature even knew what the new standards would be, the … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bill Gates funded the Seattle Times “Education Lab”

When I first found out about Seattle Times’ special education section titled Education Lab, I knew it would be nothing more than a mouthpiece for Bill Gates and his shills. … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Michael Brown

Jesse Hagopian is the editor and contributing author of the forthcoming book, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing. Jesse teaches history and is the co-advisor for … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Washington Supreme Court to Hear Charter School Case

  On Friday August 15th, the Washington Supreme Court accepted review of the appeal in the charter school case.  The Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.  Additional details … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Flipping Schools: The Hidden Forces Behind Education Reform

I am posting an excerpt of a report originally posted on truthout. What is happening in New Jersey is similar to what occurred in Chicago when the now Secretary of Education … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Notes about the Parents Across America 2014 Leadership Conference

The Parents Across America 2014 Leadership Conference was an exciting, productive meeting. 20 of PAA’s chapter and affiliate leaders from 13 states all over the U.S. attended, discussed the issues, … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

New Coalition Urges Congress to Listen to Parents and Strengthen Student Privacy Protections

    A new coalition called the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy released a letter today to the leaders of the committees of the House and Senate Education Committees, urging … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tea Party text books in Arizona charter school Heritage Academy

One of Arizona’s oldest public charter schools is under fire from the Americans United for Separation of Church and State for using textbooks that actively promote religious interpretations of American … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

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