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Seattle opt out numbers for 2014-2015. It’s on!

Seattle had an incredible first year resisting the SBAC. Let’s take a look at the final numbers and see what happened. It’s also worth noting Seattle’s opt out numbers turned … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

48,000+ students refused the testocracy in Washington State by opting out. This isn’t an “anomaly”, it’s an uprising

How many students opted out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) in Washington State?  Short answer: More than you probably imagined. Now that the final numbers are out, let’s … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Bill Gates rewrites history for Seattle students: Testimony on the Ida B. Wells School for Social Justice

This public testimony was given at the The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Education, not Criminalization! Town Hall. If you spoke at this event or have video you would like to share, please contact … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 6 Comments

How KIPP charter school handles special ed/IEP students

Leonie Haimson posted this in 2012 and I have linked to it several times over the last few years. Because I seem to be on a roll about KIPP charter … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 10 Comments

KIPP charter schools and the behavior modification of…teachers

“The No-Nonsense Nurturer Program has transformed the lives of thousands of students by transforming the practices of their teachers… It is simply a must-learn set of new skills for every … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 19 Comments

System Failure: Charter Schools in Louisiana

Since 2005, approximately $700 million in public tax dollars have been spent on charter schools that currently have not achieved a C or better on the state’s grading system. New … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

KIPP charter chain and torture adviser Marty Seligman: A match made in hell?

From KIPP’s own website: (And not to fret, I took a screen shot.)  KIPP’s innovative approach is grounded in the research of Dr. Martin Seligman and the late Dr. Chris Peterson (the “fathers“ of … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Civil Rights and Community Groups Demand End to High Stakes Testing and Moratorium on Charter Schools

This letter was issued on July 7, 2015. “We respectfully disagree that the proliferation of high stakes assessments and top-down interventions are needed in order to improve our schools.  We live … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

Tests and testing in Seattle: Do you know how many tests your student takes in one year?

The answer is “probably not”. No one within the Seattle Public School District, besides School Board Director Sue Peters, seems to be concerned or be able to accurately report to … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

We are losing talented, dedicated and experienced teachers and here’s why

The self-designation of “reformer” by people who have never been in the classroom and have no actual training or experience in education is a smokescreen. What they are really after is profitability for their investor-owned … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Gates owned Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) right here in Seattle

Whenever Bill Gates wants to justify his ideas that he imposes on school children around the country, he relies on the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) to appear with … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing

This resolution is modeled on a resolution passed by more than 819 Texas school boards in 2012 representing 80% of the districts and endorsed by 88% of the students. It was written … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

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