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Category Archives: Education Reform

Pay for Success – Also Known as Social Impact Bonds, Senator Orrin Hatch & the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Back in the early 2000’s Sun Microsystems’ Scott McNealy described the pending merger between Hewlett-Packard and Compaq as “the sound of two garbage trucks colliding”. Whenever I read through the 449 page abomination that … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · 5 Comments

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s Interview with Inside Olympia

Editor’s Note: This is an important interview which slipped under the radar of many parents and educators. In it, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal talks about McCleary and education funding, Plus, … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Delinking Graduation from the Smarter Balanced Assessment & Other Tests is the Right Thing to Do.

I am writing to encourage everyone who values the 13 years of hard work completed by students as they reach their senior year to call their state legislators. My request … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Ugly Facts About Ed-Reform, Partisan Bickering and the Resistance

I find it disturbing how quickly basic facts are flushed down the memory hole. Yes, Betsy Devos is the extreme example of the type of privatizer destroying public education, but … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Doublespeak of Ed Reform Regarding Charter Schools

Originally published in The Huffington Post, by co-editor Sue Peters I can’t help but wonder if it isn’t an intentional Catch 22 that some people are trying to trap our … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

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 · 13 Comments

The ESSA: A renewed attack on parents’ and students’ rights

Reposted from SocialistWorker.org:   The education deform empire strikes back by Marilena Marchetti The battle over high-stakes testing and the future of public education is back in play after the … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

Parents Across America-Portland Myth Busting Series: “50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools”

David Berliner  50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools March 31, 2016 7:00 P.M. Concordia University Come join us for an evening of discovery as we listen to … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Corporate Education Reform is modern day eugenics

Blinded by Pseudoscience: Standardized Testing is Modern Day Eugenics by Steven Singer at gadfly on the wall blog Make no mistake. Corporate Education Reform is modern day eugenics. It pretends to … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Black “Mis-Leadership” Class Including Cory Booker

    About Cory Booker: From Seattle Education: Cory Booker and the $100M gift to Newark Public Schools This goes into the OMG category because that is what I kept saying … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

The charter school shell game in Washington State: Money laundering at its best (or worst?) by way of OSPI

  If you haven’t been keeping up with the fight over charter schools in our state, for now just know that the Washington State Supreme Court recently ruled that charter … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · 7 Comments

Seattle, we missed a bullet with Broad Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Eli Broad at Broad’s 2009 Inaugural Party for President Obama. Yes, Eli Broad via Don Nielson and Goodloe-Johnson brought us Brad Bernatek, Michael … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · 4 Comments