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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 Charter School Bill 1240 and the 1%: An Analysis

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

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lisa Macfarlane of WA DFER, and now Suzanne Estey, with their conspiracy theories

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

October 31, 2013 · 8 Comments

The “Magical Me” Ms. Rhee

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

October 1, 2013 · 6 Comments

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

May 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

March 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

Michelle Rhee-form protest in Seattle. Join us.

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

February 12, 2013 · 8 Comments

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

October 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

More deceit and lies about charter schools

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

July 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Parent Guide to the Broad Foundation’s training programs and education policies

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

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teach for America cashing in on ed reform?

What started out as a possibly altruistic idea of going into small towns in the South where it was difficult to staff schools and instead bring in lightly trained recent … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 10 Comments

StudentsFirst will be in Seattle

…and that is not a good thing. StudentsFirst is an organization created by Michelle Rhee after her tumultuous tenure as Chancellor of DC public schools. She was supported by Eli … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 1 Comment
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