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Round 2 in Washington State over charter schools

Originally published in The Progressive: To Kill a Vampire: The Continued Resurrection of Charter Schools in Washington State Washington state residents have voted charter schools down three times. Twice, initiatives … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment


Editor’s note: Original post written by Kevin Hilman for the Olympic Hills PTA blog. Post re-published with permission.  -Carolyn Leith  For the last year and a half, the Olympic Hills Elementary … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

ALEC is Excited About the New Testing Provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), so is iNACOL

  Personally, whenever a bill in Washington D.C. is praised for its bipartisan nature – I get worried. The common ground discovered by Democrats and Republicans, usually comes at our … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · 6 Comments

The Network for Public Education Action and Seattle Education endorse Barbara A. Madsen for the Supreme Court of the State of Washington

  The Network for Public Education Action is proud to announce its support for Barbara A. Madsen for the Supreme Court of the State of Washington. Madsen was first elected … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Learning is Earning” the Rand Corporation way with digital badges and Edublocks

All of the elements are in place: There’s piece work employment without financial security or due process. The opportunity for corporations to pay employees in script instead of actual cash.  Smart … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · 6 Comments

The ESSA and opting out of the SBAC

Some state departments of education have threatened to withhold a high school diploma if a student doesn’t take and pass a so-called college readiness test in grade 11. However, no … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Doublespeak of Ed Reform Regarding Charter Schools

Originally published in The Huffington Post, by co-editor Sue Peters I can’t help but wonder if it isn’t an intentional Catch 22 that some people are trying to trap our … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Our Children at Risk: Parents Across America reports dangers of too much ed tech

Members of Parents Across America (PAA) have spent extensive time looking into quantities of writing and research that raise red flags about the impact of the EdTech explosion on our … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 4 Comments

Too much Tech for Students: A School Technology Opt-Out Letter

This was originally posted on the Parents Across America website. We reached out to Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of the just-released book, “Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: John Oliver on Charter Schools

The dirty laundry is finally being aired on prime time.  

August 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Struggle over Mayoral Control of Seattle’s School Board

  This article was originally published in The Progressive. Snuffing out Democracy-the Struggle over Mayoral Control of Seattle’s School Board Seattle and the state of Washington have determinedly resisted the … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Following the charter school cash in the Washington State Primary: The latest money scheme

UPDATE: Two mistakes have been corrected from the original post. Voters for Washington Children spent $15,000 in digital ads AGAINST Luis Moscoso in the District 1 Senate race. In addition, … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 9 Comments