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Parents OPPOSE HR 10, the “Success and Opportunity Through Charter Schools” bill

    There is a bill titled “Success and Opportunity Through Charter Schools”, referred to as HR 10, to rewrite federal charter law that has strong backing by the House Education … Continue reading

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The Opt-Out Update

The opt out movement is gaining momentum as more parents are opting their students out of standardized testing. Here are a few actions that are occurring across the country made … Continue reading

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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

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Common Core Standards: A Movie

  This film was produced by Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). According to the website: Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

Bill Moyers and Diane Ravitch on Charter Schools (cashing in on your children)

  From Bill Moyers’ website: Public Schools for Sale? Public education is becoming big business as bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity investors are entering what they consider to … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Resistance to Teach for America, Inc. Continues

From Popular Resistance: Students Tour To Kick Teach For America Off Campuses United Students Against Sweatshops, a national college student organizing group, wants Teach for America off college campuses. In … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

6 Reasons why the Common Core Standards are a big fail: The facts down and dirty

  The Common Core Standards:  Had zero input from educators in the State of Washington. In fact the Common Core “State” Standards were adopted by Washington State before the standards … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

A Kindergartner’s Nightmare

Is this education? Is this what we want for our children and grandchildren? Teachers have called the testing regime child abuse and here you get to read about it firsthand. … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 72 Comments

Seattle Education Meetup: An Opt Out Workshop with Jesse Hagopian

Unsure what the Common Core Standards are? Want to know more about the term “high stakes testing”? Have you heard about parents, students and teachers opting out of standardized testing … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Opt Out Update with a Parent “Get Tough Guide”

Excerpt from the Chicago Teachers Union position paper:  Debunking the Myths of Standardized Testing. Corporate reform groups such as Advance Illinois and Stand for Children claim teachers are the main factor in  student  academic achievement. Recent research shows otherwise: as much  as  90%  of variation in  student  growth  is explained  by factors outside the control of teachers. Children who do not  have  access  to  … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

School “Choice”: What it really means

This was first posted on EduShyster and I am reposting it here because it pertains to Seattle and the ongoing fight to keep our schools public and democratic. The scenario … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 1 Comment
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