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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 · 8 Comments

How privatization of schools works: An infograph

August 8, 2016 · 18 Comments

It’s back to court for charter schools in Washington State

  The Washington State Supreme Court deemed charter schools unconstitutional in 2015 and yet the charter schools remained open on the promise of private money supporting them. The $14M never … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 6 Comments

Who is actually running the US Department of Education?

  We have known about the Broad Prize award, representing an award given to school districts by the Broad Foundation, which is proudly displayed in the offices of the Department … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

Email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board

  If Mayor Murray wants to address the “achievement/opportunity gap” in a way that is more appropriate to his office, he needs to focus on a living wage for all … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

This Goes Under “Cashing In On Ed Reform” : K12 Inc.

K12 Online Learning is in Washington State  using tax dollars to cash in on the online charter school industry. This was first published on the Seattle Education blog in 2012 and originally posted at … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 3 Comments

Q and A with candidate Wesley Irwin running in the 32nd District for State Representative

  Previously I interviewed Wesley Irwin via Skype but the next day my computer died and I have yet to recover my work. In the meantime, I sent Mr. Irwin … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

On the Road with the ‪#‎OptOutBus2016:‬ Coast to Coast Free Books for Kids Tour

Editor’s note: Susan and Shawn Dufresne are social justice and education activists. A brief introduction: Susan DuFresne – Integrated Kindergarten Teacher with General Education and Special Education endorsements – 7 … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 6 Comments

An interview with OSPI candidate David Spring

  The interview starts at 2:49. I am new at this, posting recordings, so the first few minutes is of me and David discussing some minor issues. Even though I … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Representative Ruth Kagi is no friend of public education

  Let’s take big money out of politics starting with Ruth Kagi. There is a race in the 32nd Legislative District in Seattle where an educator, Wesley Irwin, is running … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 2 Comments
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