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Stan Karp of Rethinking Schools gave this talk at the Northwest Teachers for Social Justice conference held in Seattle on October 1, 2010.
Look again at the issues the corporate reformers have made prominent features of school reform efforts in every state: rapid expansion of charters, closing low performing schools, more testing, elimination of tenure and seniority for teachers, and test-based teacher evaluation. If every one of these policies was fully implemented in every state tomorrow, it would do absolutely nothing to close academic achievement gaps, increase high school graduation rates, or expand access to college. There is no evidence tying any of these proposals to better outcomes for large numbers of kids over time. The greatest gains in reducing gaps in achievement and opportunity have been made during those periods where concentrated poverty has been dispersed through efforts at integration or economic growth for the black middle class and other communities, or where significant new investments in school funding have been made.
Education Reform 2.0
Personalization or Profiling?: Childhood in the Ed-Tech Era
Free and open to the public.
Alison McDowell with Wrench in the Gears
March 25, 2017
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Lake City Branch Library
12501 28th Ave, NE
Seattle, WA 98125
This is not the time to cower in a corner.
As my dad would say, "All the world loves a fighter, not the man who lies down bravely to die, but the man who fights like hell to live."
It's time to get up, stand up and fight the fight.
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
#BlackLivesMatter- We having nothing to lose but our Chains
People of color and Black people have been oppressed and suppressed by white privilege and white supremacy.
We have nothing to lose but our chains of oppression from last 300 years+ even as we have a white nationalist president sitting in the White House. So it time to march for Freedom and say our brother and sisters of color can no longer be oppressed and suppressed and as we lose our chains in unity.
We say "We are free FOREVER"
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March 8, 2017
Details to follow.
4th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101
Donald Trump wants us to #DressLikeAWoman! Lets show him how we do that!
Calling all women to come to rally and march against sexism, racial inequality, rape culture, pay inequality, hate crime and discrimination in the LGBTQ community, the discrimination of immigrants and refugees, domestic violence and for women's rights. Wear your "woman uniform" to be clear this simply means JUST BE YOU!
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“If you’re to be called a communist every time you stand up for basic American rights and freedoms, what’s likely to happen? Will you be silent? And if so, is this what the House Committee on Un-American Activities is really after — a silent, submissive, un-protesting America?”
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