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From The Progressive: What Could Be Wrong With School Choice?

An excerpt: What Could Be Wrong With School Choice? This week marked the annual National School Choice Week with events across the country promoting “education options” such as charter schools … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Those who drool to emulate New Orleans’ charter school program ought to dry their chins and take note”

From Mercedes Schneider’s EduBlog  deutsch29 Two Former New Orleans Charter Principals Exploited SPED Students for Money, Among Other Issues The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) does not systematically and regularly audit its … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Colonizing the Black Natives: Charter Schools and Teach for America

This piece was originally published on March 14, 2014 on Cloaking Inequity. Colonizing the Black Natives: Reflections from a former NOLA Charter School Dean of Students Each day, I could have up … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

A new coloring page: Sorry, Governor Inslee, there’s no disguising your lack of leadership on school funding

A message from TRAP: Governor Inslee, you’ve put us in a tight spot. TRAP wants to believe the Governor of the State of Washington would do right by the million … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton: Compare and Contrast

  In junior high (that’s what they called it then) and high school, my English teachers loved to give us writing assignments to “Compare and Contrast” something. It pertained to … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

Another story of charter schools pushing out special ed students: The Success Charter chain

Since charter school franchises were established, there has been cherry picking of students and the pushing out of students who cannot perform on standardized tests, whether there are behavioral problems … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The out-of-district charter school scam has landed one CA supe a felony charge: Take heed Randy Dorn

 Randy Dorn steals a page out of California’s charter school playbook on the out-of-district, alternative learning /homeschool scheme. This is a cautionary tale for Randy Dorn and others playing the charter … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beyond Measure, the film, in Seattle: “What counts can’t be counted”

Beyond Measure Featuring Q&A with Director/Producer Vicki Abeles January 28, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Garfield High School Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center 400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Color of Money: The McCleary Crime Scene Coloring Contest

Why a coloring contest? Because our elected officials are refusing to listen to the pleas of school board members, superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, and students. The usual political channels aren’t … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 5 Comments

Common Core Standards: It’s all about the money

A popular “single” from the 70’s, “For the love of money”. Play it while reading this post or even sing along! From Truth in American Education: Textbook Publishers Being “In … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rainier Prep charter school is anticipating funding from the state as they stay open illegally

  I’m not sure where this idea is coming from, yet, but Rainier Beach Prep charter school in the Highline School District is anticipating state funding from the state of … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Mary Walker School District rescinds their request for charter schools in the Seattle Public School District

  The Mary Walker School District (MWSD) has rescinded their request for approval of charter schools in the City of Seattle after requests were made twice, first by The Office of the Superintendent of … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

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