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What’s the big secret about the SBAC and PARCC test questions?

Back in the day, after I took a test and it was graded, I got my test paper back to see what questions I got wrong. It was part of … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 8 Comments

For all the mothers fighting for their children

This day is yours. Carolyn Leith and Dora Taylor

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: Clinical Child Psychologist: The Common Core Standards are developmentally inappropriate

Child clinical psychologist presents how the Common Core Standards are developmentally inappropriate for young students at a conference held at Notre Dame in 2013. Submitted by Dora Taylor

May 6, 2016 · 9 Comments

The grifters of corporate ed reform: KIPP charter schools with the aid of the DOE

KIPP is a taxpayer-subsidized school franchise that pays no taxes on its revenue and provides a tax-deductible vehicle for uber-wealthy families to promote the school “choice” agenda. KIPP charter schools … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Student Perspective on Staffing Cuts to the Center School’s Arts Program.

  photo courtesy of Ted Zee Through most of middle school I was homeschooled. I was artistic and I didn’t learn in a conventional way. I hated public schools and … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Chris Reykdal’s Statement on Opting Out

We asked all of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) candidates their position on opting out of the SBAC. Four of the candidates responded to our … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

Erin Jones’ Statement on Opting Out

We asked all of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) candidates their position on opting out of the SBAC. Four of the candidates responded to our … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

David Spring’s Statement on Opting Out

We asked all of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) candidates their position on opting out of the SBAC. Four of the candidates responded to our … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Larry Seaquist’s Statement on Opting Out

We asked all of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) candidates their position on opting out of the SBAC. Four of the candidates responded to our … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: The Progressive Fellows at the NPE Conference on racial equity (or a lack thereof)

The Progressive Magazine selected 12 blogger/journalists from around the country to contribute to The Progressive website on a regular basis. I was fortunate enough to be one of the Fellows … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray: A Wannabe Rahm?

Most researchers agree on one negative consequence — when mayors take charge of public schools, the role of parents and the community, especially among minority groups, can be marginalized and … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

We are asking the OSPI State Superintendent candidates their position on opting out

The following letter was sent to each candidate for Superintendent of Public instruction. Their responses will be published on May 1st. -editor. Hello Candidates, My name is Carolyn Leith and … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · 4 Comments
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