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“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

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

Testimony regarding Race to the Top funds for Seattle and student privacy

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

December 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

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

March 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Part 1: High stakes testing : A little history

No one is calling the Initiative 1240 race yet but this is not the time to stop and wait to see what happens. We must move on. There is much … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

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

October 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

A letter to Arne Duncan about the No Child Left Behind Waiver: New Jersey doesn’t want it

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

October 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Let’s give President Obama a clue about Race to the Top

    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

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

The effect of education reform and Rahm Emanuel’s policies on Chicago Public Schools

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

September 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks to 18,000 supporters on Labor Day

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

September 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

August 4, 2012 · Leave a comment
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