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
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
The following is testimony that I will be giving at the Seattle School Board meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 regarding the approval of Race to the Top funding that … Continue reading
The Weekly Update: The good news the ed reformers don’t want you to hear, following the money of corporate reform, testing, the Common Core Standards and how it all relates
So much news, so little time. First, the good news from edushyster: The Great Deception How to convince the public to abandon the wishy-washy notion of education for all in … Continue reading
The Weekly Update: Cyber buck$, high stake$ testing and charter school$. It’s all about the children, right?
The Weekly Update for the News and Views You Might Have Missed Some of our state representatives are not asleep at the wheel. On Friday I posted information regarding two … Continue reading
I will be posting a series on high stakes testing and opting out on this blog. Why? In other states where high stakes testing has become the norm, parents and … Continue reading
The Weekly Update: Gates’ test metric is imploding, disappearing students in El Paso, Pearson sells a blank art book and takes down 1.5M ed sites.
The Weekly Update for the news and views you might have missed. Let’s start with Bill Gates. Posting this article gives me great sadness. I feel no anger and frustration, … Continue reading
Washington State is applying for this No Child Left Behind Waiver. Let’s learn from the mistakes of others as we have done with the Race to the Top bribe to … Continue reading
It’s sad that during the debate President Obama twice, if not three times, mentioned Race to the Top as the crowning achievement of his presidency. Someone needs to … Continue reading
This article is a must read. To follow is an excerpt from: Education Apartheid: The Racism Behind Chicago’s School “Reform” Dyett High School students are not allowed to enter the … Continue reading
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis spoke to 18,00 supporters yesterday in Chicago’s Daley Plaza and she did not mince her words. Chicago was the birthplace of education reform as … Continue reading
The Weekly Update: So much money, so little time, creationism in voucher schools and who’s holding Arne Duncan accountable?
The Weekly Update for news you might have missed. Obama has become the darling of a whole new world of financiers and entrepreneurs in education who are making riches off … Continue reading