Seattle Education

For the news and views you might have missed

Author Archives: seattleducation2010

Seattle teachers considering a strike over funding

by Jesse Hagopian  Originally posted in the South Seattle Emerald. Turning the Streets Into Our Classroom By Wednesday this week every school in Seattle will have held a union vote … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

What Corporations, Bill Gates and the Department of Defense Have Planned for Public Education: A video

      Alison McDowell, editor of Wrench in the Gears, gave a presentation titled Future Ready Schools: How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan to Remake Public Education  on Saturday, … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Savage Kingdom: Recommended for high school students, with a caveat, and adults

Editor’s note: This book review was originally posted at Literary Leisure  and written by Taylor Baysinger. “And thy blush being turned to indignation, thou shalt wash, hast washed thy feet in … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Future Ready Schools: How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan to Remake Public Education: A Talk by Alison McDowell on March 25th

Future Ready Schools: How Silicon Valley and the Defense Department Plan to Remake Public Education March 25th, from 10:30 AM-Noon Lake City Branch of the Seattle Public Library 12501 28th … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · 9 Comments

An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner: Relay Graduate School of Education

  The reason that I use Lisa Delpit’s term “other people’s children” here is to underline the point that few if any Relay staff and advocates for the program in … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 5 Comments

Presentation for Advocacy 101: My Personal Journey

On March 5th, my friend Shawna Murphy, co-hosted a roundtable discussion on advocacy. I was invited to participate on the panel. These are my opening remarks.  My name is Carolyn … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Day Without Women action shows the importance of women in public schools

    Women have always been a valuable and integral part of the economy, and women’s paid work is becoming increasingly important to family well-being. In 2015, 42 percent of … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 3 Comments

WA State House Bill 1518: “The Summer Step-Up Act” re: Social Emotional Learning: Why are we experimenting on low income four-year old’s?

I took a deep dive into the realm of Social Emotional Learning recently and someone brought to my attention a House Bill that is in committee at the time of … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 9 Comments

Hybrid Learning, Cicada Killers & the Next Big Fight

Those seeking to privatize our schools know framing the conversation is key. That’s why institutions like the MacArthur Foundation have put serious time and money into social science research. Focus group … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

How exactly did the Department of Defense end up in my child’s classroom?

  You cannot fully understand what is happening with Future Ready school redesign, 1:1 device programs, embedded assessments, gamification, classroom management apps, and the push for students in neighborhood schools … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 6 Comments