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Green Dot charter schools: A cautionary tale

According to Melissa Westbrook over at the Seattle Schools Community Forum, Green Dot charter school is planning, with the help of Bill Gates, to open a charter school in West … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

High-Stakes Testing is a Social Justice Issue

And here is why. 5 Reasons Why High-Stakes Testing Is a Social Justice Issue by Jon Greenberg and Gerardine Carroll Few things please parents more than learning that their children … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Seattle teachers’ walkout in pictures

The teachers’ walkout occurred on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. For additional information on the strike, see The Seattle Education Association has voted to go on strike.

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Seattle Council PTSA supports the Seattle Education Association teacher walk-out, well, sort of

To follow is the Resolution that was passed by the Seattle Council PTSA: Whereas, these are unprecedented times in Washington state’s history as the State is in contempt of court … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ten things you need to know about Amplify

1. Amplify is owned by Rupert Murdock of News Corp. Joel Klein, the divisive ex-chancellor of New York City schools, is the leader of News Corp’s education division. 2. Murdock … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Just when you thought you had enough, the Seattle Public School district bought another standardized test, Amplify

Created and funded by the Gates and Carnegie Foundations with $100 million, inBloom Inc. was designed to collect a maximum amount of confidential and personally identifiable student and teacher data … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

The skinny on Pearson and the Common Core Standards

From Long Island Business News: Uncommon Costs by Claude Solnik The federal government is barred from creating the curriculum. But the feds set aside $4.35 billion to support the shift … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Opt Out Lounge at STEM Seattle

I’ve been asking for opt-out stories and here is one that takes the cake: SBAC Sit-In: aka The Opt Out Lounge at STEM by Hannah Danforth West Seattle’s Louisa Boren … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Annotated References for PAA fact sheet “Common Core Basics” and position paper “PAA opposes Common Core State Standards, PARCC/SBAC tests”

This paper relates to the previous posts Parents Across America:The Common Core Basics and Parents Across America opposes Common Core Standards, the PARCC and SBAC tests The following references are … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Parents Across America: The Common Core Basics

What is the Common Core? The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), or “the Common Core,” are a set of learning standards, statements of what students should know and be able … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Parents Across America opposes Common Core Standards, the PARCC and SBAC tests

Parents Across America opposes both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the associated tests created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and the … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

$3.3B Federal (tax) dollars going to charter schools with no accountability

Oh the irony. The mantra for corporate ed reform includes the word “accountability” used ad nauseam and yet the folks shouting this word the loudest are the least accountable. From … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment
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