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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 · 5 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

Summer meals for children

Please send this on to others. Don’t let kids go hungry this summer.Just because school is out doesn’t mean students can’t get the same free or reduced-cost meals they rely … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Parents Across America endorses House Bill 2382, the “Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources Act”

June 16, 2015 Dear Representative Reed: Parents Across America is pleased to endorse H. 2382, the Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources Act. PAA is a non-partisan, non-profit … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oregon passes Student Assessment Bill of Rights

From the Oregon Education Association: On June 11, the Oregon Senate passed HB 2655, the Student Assessment Bill of Rights. The Bill recognizes students and their parents as important stakeholders in … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s taking four months to send out results of the COMPUTERIZED Common Core Standards SBAC test. Really.

After millions of dollars in tests, workbooks, texts and technology along with weeks of lost library time and class time, this CCS SBAC test that is to close the achievement … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 12 Comments

West Seattle’s Middle College High School is NOT having a protest

Please note: Middle College High School is not, repeat, NOT, having a protest. I have been contacted by staff at Middle College, a school with a focus on social justice, saying … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 5 Comments

House Bill 2214 : Randy Dorn is not doing us any favors: Tax dollars for a Common Core Standards PR campaign and more

House Bill 2214: “AN ACT Relating to increasing academic rigor and streamlining 2 assessment requirements for high school students.” Just how far are we going to allow the state to … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Common Core Standards SBAC testing, the bully principal…and more

Public school is based on the the principle of inclusion, not exclusion. Kids are accepted however they arrive through the front door. Different ethnic backgrounds, economic status, personal triumphs or … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 15 Comments

Bill Gates funds the media, including the Seattle Times’ Education Lab, then secretly meets with them

I am reposting this piece after an article appeared in the Huffington Post about Education Lab, a relatively new section of the Seattle Times funded by Bill Gates. This post … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 7 Comments

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