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Category Archives: Education Reform

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

The NAEP Scores: It doesn’t look like the “education reform” policies are working

…and much to the detriment of millions of students who have spent most of their school years slogging through it. From the National Education Policy Center: NAEPscuses: Making Sense of … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

Bill Gates has spent $440M to push charter schools: Here is the list of recipients

Per a previous post titled, “Before you can fund the charter school, you have to fund an advocacy organization that can create a climate for the charter school to exist”, Bill … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · 16 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 · 6 Comments