Seattle Education

For the news and views you might have missed

Educators around the country are in solidarity with Seattle teachers: No Struggle, No Progress

brian

From Brian Jones website:

No Struggle, No Progress

SOLIDARITY STATEMENT WITH STRIKING SEATTLE EDUCATORS

We, the undersigned stand in solidarity with 5,000 striking members of Seattle Education Association (SEA). These brave educators are taking this action in the face of growing privatization, increased standardized testing, and persistent inequality in public schooling. The educators’ demands would improve public schooling for everyone. They are demanding competitive pay, fair evaluations, less standardized testing, and end to systematic racial discrimination in student disciplinary actions. The union also represents school counselors and psychologists, and demands that their caseloads be capped, so that they can give students the individual attention they deserve. SEA is bargaining for quality education for their students, but in more than 20 meetings with the district prior to the strike vote, all of these demands were rejected.

The members of SEA are fighting for the schools Seattle’s children deserve. In doing so, they are standing up for the kind of schooling all of our children deserve. We, the undersigned, urge the Seattle Public Schools administration to grant the union’s demands immediately.

Signed*

Julia Aguirre
University of Washington, Tacoma

Lauren Anderson
Connecticut College

Sam Anderson
Coalition for Public Education, New York City

Subini Annamma
University of Kansas

John C. Antush
Movement of Rank and File Educators / United Federation of Teachers

Michael Apple
University of Wisconsin

Chloe Asselin
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Wayne Au
University of Washington, Bothell
Rethinking Schools

Naomi Baden
Racine Education Association
Racine Educational Assistants Association

Lauren Baker
Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association

Megan Bang
University of Washington, Seattle

Johanna Barnhart
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Megan Behrent
New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York

Tithi Bhattacharya
Purdue University

Dan Berger
University of Washington, Bothell

Bill Bigelow
Rethinking Schools

Dana Blanchard
Berkeley Federation of Teachers

Michele Bollinger
Washington Teachers Union

Joyce Bos
Wisconsin Education Association Council

Stephen Brier
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Sunshine Campbell
Evergreen State College

Anthony Cappetta
Chicago Teachers Union

Nancy Carlsson-Paige
Lesley University

S. Charusheela
University of Washington, Bothell

Jondou Chase Chen
University of Washington, Seattle

Laura Chrisman
University of Washington, Seattle

Anthony Cody
Network for Public Education

Dafney Blanca Dabach
University of Washington, Seattle

Lars Dahlström
Umea University, Sweden

Karam Dana
University of Washington, Bothell

Thomas S. Davis
Ohio State University

Josh Diem
University of Miami

Beth Dimino
Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association

Michael J. Dumas
University of California, Berkeley

Alyssa Hadley Dunn
Michigan State University

Gretchen Dziadosz
Michigan Education Association

Jennifer Engleman
St. Joseph, MI

Sarah Erickson
National Board Certified Teacher

Michelle Fine
Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Montclair Cares About Schools

Tommy Flanigan
San Diego Unified School District

John Gallagher
Fremont Unified Teachers Association

Lily Eskelsen Garcia
National Education Association

Ofelia Garcia
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Benjamin Gardner
University of Washington, Bothell

Kim Golding
Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools

Kiersten Greene
State University of New York,New Paltz

Craig Greer
Australian Education Union

Rico Gutstein
University of Illinois at Chicago
Teachers for Social Justice

Helen Gym
Parents United for Public Education

Leonie Haimson
Class Size Matters

Nini Hayes
Marist College

Julian Vasquez Heilig
California State University, Sacramento

Sarah Hesson
Rhode Island College

Jim Horn
Cambridge College

Barbara Hubert
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Carly Huelsenbeck
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Laura Humpf
Seattle, WA

Arlene Inouye
United Teachers of Los Angeles

Pranav Jani
Ohio State University

Brian Jones
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Stan Karp
Rethinking Schools

Joyce E. King
Georgia State University

Chris Knaus
University of Washington, Tacoma

Herb Kohl
Milwaukee, WI

Ron Krabill
University of Washington, Bothell

Larry Kuehn
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation

Deepa Kumar
Rutgers American Association of University Professors
Rutgers University

Kevin Kumashiro
University of San Francisco

Scott Kurashige
University of Washington, Bothell

Jia Lee
Movement of Rank and File Educators / United Federation of Teachers
Change the Stakes, New York City

Kari Lerum
University of Washington, Bothell

Diane Levin
Wheelock College
Defending the Early Years

Karen GJ Lewis
National Board Certified Teacher

Tom Lewis
University of Iowa

Pauline Lipman
University of Illinois at Chicago

Kathleen Lyons
National Education Association

Elliott Magers
Racine Education Association
Racine Educational Assistants Association

Bogdana Manole
University of Washington, Bothell

John A. Matthews
Madison Teachers Inc.

Morna McDermott McNulty
Towson University

Allison McSurely
National Education Association

Nicholas Michelli
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Amy Mizialko
Milwaukee Teachers Education Association

Megan Moskop
Movement of Rank and File Educators / United Federation of Teachers

Michael Moss
Central Consolidated Education Association, New Mexico

Suhanthie Motha
University of Washington, Seattle

Bill V. Mullen
Purdue University

Jed Murr
University of Washington, Bothell

Mark Naison
Fordham University

Jason Naranjo
University of Washington, Bothell

Jeff Nichols
Queens College
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Sonia Nieto
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Kathleen M. Nolan
Princeton University

Walter Parker
University of Washington, Seattle

Bob Peterson
Rethinking Schools
Milwaukee Teachers Education Association

Anthony G. Picciano
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Bree Picower
Montclair State University

Nagesh Rao
Colgate University

Diane Ravitch
New York University

Victoria Restler
Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Kirstin Roberts
Chicago Teachers Union

Onnie Rogers
University of Washington, Seattle

Theresa Ronquillo
University of Washington Seattle

David Russitano
United Educators of San Francisco

Adam Sanchez
Zinn Education Project
Rethinking Schools

Nancy Schniedewind
State University of New York, New Paltz

Fred Seiden
Half Hollow Hills Active Retired Teachers

George Sheridan
National Education Association

Mira Shimabukuro
University of Washington, Bothell

Janelle Silva
University of Washington, Bothell

Ruth Powers Silverberg
College of Staten Island, The City University of New York

Alan Singer
Hofstra University

Christine Sleeter
California State University, Monterey Bay

David Stovall
University of Illinois, Chicago

Jessica Stubbs
University of Southern Mississippi

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Princeton University

Amoshaun Toft
University of Washington, Bothell

Carrie Tzou
University of Washington, Bothell

Angela Valenzuela
Department of Educational Administration, Education Policy and Planning, University of Texas at Austin

Jon Van Camp
Prince George’s County Educators’ Association

Jane VanGalen
University of Washington, Bothell

Manka Varghese
University of Washington, Seattle

José Luis Vilson
New York, NY

Andrew Waity
Madison Teachers Inc.

Camille Walsh
University of Washington, Bothell

Matthew Weinstein
University of Washington, Tacoma

Nancy Welch
University of Vermont

Elizabeth West
University of Washington, Seattle

Earl H. Wiman
National Education Association

Ken Zeichner
University of Washington, Seattle

*Affiliations listed for identification purposes only.

To add your name, write to Brian Jones or Wayne Au

Updated 09/14/2015 10:13pm EST. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on September 14, 2015 by in Seattle Pubic Schools and tagged , , .
%d bloggers like this: