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
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
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
If only they had channeled all of the money represented above into our public schools in Seattle rather than into financing the corporate takeover of our educational system, we would … Continue reading
Update, October 31, 2013: Suzanne Estey has sent out a new flyer stating that Sue Peters’ and I have created some sort of theory out of the blue on the … Continue reading
The other day I received the type of comment that I love to respond to. I initially thought I would reply to the angry attack in the comment section of … Continue reading
The Weekly Update: Parent Trigger’s epic fail, parents protest collection of student data, another charter school scam (wow, what a surprise!) and some good news.
First up: Incomes of the wealthy have increased by 28% and yet 24% of our children live in poverty. 24% of our children are living in poverty. That’s 1 in … Continue reading
The Weekly Update: Eli Broad’s how-to guide on closing schools and disaster capitalism up close and personal
This has been a ghastly and heart wrenching week in education around the country but particularly in Philadelphia and Chicago where hundreds of schools are slated for closing. The dream … Continue reading
There will be a protest at 6:00 PM on February 19th in front of Town Hall where Michelle Rhee will be talking about her latest fundraising effort, her book. Join … Continue reading
THE CHARTER-PUSHERS: WHO IS BANKROLLING THE $8 MILLION EFFORT (and counting) TO BRING CHARTERS TO WASHINGTON STATE?
WASHINGTON STATE VOTERS HAVE REJECTED CHARTER SCHOOLS THREE TIMES And for good reason – 83% of charter schools perform no better, or perform worse than genuinely public schools. (Source: Stanford … Continue reading
Sue sent me what seemed to be the practiced lines of one well rehearsed in arguments that we will be hearing to support having charter schools in our state. These … Continue reading
This was originally posted on the Parents Across America website by Leonie Haimson. It’s an excellent overview of the influence of Eli Broad on our educational system. I added the … Continue reading