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Category Archives: Follow the Money

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

McCleary Crime Scene Special Session Coloring Sheet

  art courtesy of Susan DuFresne As parents with kids in public school, it takes a tremendous amount of restraint when describing the just completed session of the Washington State Legislature. … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

The Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune: Same players, new game

Proposition 1B “Preschool for All” Wheel of Fortune (Click the image for a better view. Click the title for a pdf.)   “Quality Preschool for All”. It sounds so right, … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Weekly Update: More on the Common Core, push back and opting out of high stakes testing, the FTC steps in to protect student privacy, a gag order on teachers and more

Let’s start off with this gem: Annual Kindergarten Show Canceled to Allow Kids to Focus on College A beloved annual kindergarten show at a New York school was canceled this … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lisa Macfarlane of WA DFER, and now Suzanne Estey, with their conspiracy theories

Update, October 31, 2013: Suzanne Estey has sent out a new flyer stating that Sue Peters’ and I have created some sort of theory out of the blue on the … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 8 Comments

Weekly Update: A charter school bill dies in Alabama and more testing pushback

Alabama, as Washington, does not have charter schools and for several very good reasons. See The Charter School Myths. One of the reasons that Alabama opposes charter schools was stated … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Strategies 360/DMA Marketing Caught Red Handed in Tacoma

…and other connections. Our Schools Coalition has not been active since September of 2010 after congratulating themselves on being a part of the bargaining process between the teacher’s union and … Continue reading

May 8, 2011 · 3 Comments

Education Push Polls: 9 Fake Questions Versus 9 Real Questions

Seattle, remember that push poll that the Broad and Gates backed Alliance for Education did last year just before contract negotiations began between our Broad-trained superintendent and the teachers’ union? … Continue reading

May 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

Young Turks: Massive Education Cuts In Pennsylvania and Charter Schools

A little Sunday morning watch about cashing in on ed reform. Dora For more information, read: Tom Corbett Crushes The Poor And Rewards Campaign Donor With Education Budget

April 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

A SIMPLE PETITION (to Bill Gates)

Dear Bill Gates, Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, … Continue reading

March 27, 2011 · 12 Comments

The True Legacy of Seattle’s Fired (Broad Academy) Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson

For the Record… It looks like the Broad Foundation is actively trying to whitewash the history of their Superintendent Academy graduate, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, who was fired by the Seattle School … Continue reading

March 23, 2011 · 11 Comments