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An open letter to Patty Murray on the ESEA rewrite: We need funding, NOT charter schools.

  Dear Senator Patty Murray, I saw on Twitter that you got into politics because of school funding cuts. Your tweet explains how after going to Olympia, you were dismissed … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guest Op-Ed: Teachers deserve thanks, not blame

TEACHERS DESERVE THANKS, NOT BLAME by Dr. Tom Staszewski It’s time to stop blaming and criticizing teachers and start thanking and acknowledging them. Our schools reflect society, and society has … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thank you

Early on, when we first found out about Goodloe-Johnson and the Broad Foundation in Seattle and how they were infecting our school system, my colleagues and I would talk about … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

The charter school crowd now wants to hold McCleary hostage

So, because the charter school operators opened charter schools before a judgement came down from the Supreme Court and they refuse to allow public oversight of their charter chains although … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Patty Murray’s ESEA Re-Write Leaves No Assessment Behind

  Being somewhat naive, I had hoped No Child Left Behind (NCLB) would die quietly, without notice. Regrettably, a few somebodies were paying attention. After all, way too much money … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Washington State Supreme Court Denies Further Consideration of the Charter School Ruling

Yesterday, on November 19, 2015, the Supreme Court of Washington State ruled they will not reconsider their decision that charter schools are not common schools and should therefore will not … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Corporatized” the movie: Coming to your neighborhood soon…if you can help

From the Busy Boy Productions website: Filmmakers Jack Paar and Ron Halpern are creating a film that will blow the lid off of the corruption that is behind the corporate … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

An open letter to the Seattle School Board: Rethink idea of a raise and contract extension for Superintendent Nyland

The following is an open letter from parent, Jill MacCorkle, to Seattle’s current and newly elected School Board Directors. At the November 18, 2015 School Board meeting, Directors will be … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why You Can Opt Out of Standardized Tests Without Fear of Penalties to Your School

From Fair Test: Why You Can Boycott Standardized Tests Without Fear of Federal Penalties to Your School States, districts and schools sometimes claim they will lose federal Title I funds … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

Why rich folks love charter schools

…even though they would never send their children to one. As a result of this change to the tax code, banks and equity funds that invest in charter schools in … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Charter Schools : A Map of Failure and a Money Vortex

The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) released a special report on its year-long investigation into charter school spending in the United States. See “Charter School Black Hole”. PR Watch … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

My first Progressive article: What the Washington State Supreme Court Decision on Charter Schools Achieved

Originally posted on The Progressive: The Washington State Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2015 that charter schools are not “common schools” and therefore cannot be funded by common school … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

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