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Category Archives: Race to the Top

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

How we got the Common Core Standards: Federal Manipulation Through Race to the Top

From the Truth in American Education, An admission of Federal manipulation through Race to the Top: Arne Duncan’s former chief of staff pulls back the curtain on Race to the … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors

This article was written by Anthony Cody and first published in Education Week in November, 2013 and then reposted on his blog Living in Dialogue. Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

i REFUSE !…the Common Core Standards

From the Long Island Press: ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It!’ Thousands of Long Island Students Opt-Out of Common Core Testing New York State United Teachers union President Richard Ianuzzi blasts … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

We ARE winning. Here’s the scorecard

From the Network for Public Education: Top Ten “Why We Will Win” Stories of 2014 At the 1st annual conference of the Network for Public Education in Austin, Texas in March, NPE … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Together We Can Stop The Testing Madness

The public elementary schools we attended as children no longer exist. The buildings may be there, but everything else has changed. Why? Public education has been radically altered by the … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Pre-School for All” in Seattle, student information sharing, Jump Start, Teach for America and more

  I have written two posts on Universal pre-K which in Seattle is now termed “Preschool for All”; Race to the Tots: Universal (for profit) Pre-K, DFER and the suits and Universal … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Seattle pushes back on Common Core Standards and high-stakes testing

The Battle for Seattle continues. Please submit this resolution, modified for your district, for adoption at the March 9th Democratic district caucuses, specifically the legislative district chair. The deadline for submissions is … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 17 Comments

Legislative Alert: HB 2133 Student Privacy Bill: Contact the House Education Committee now

Update: January 22, 2013 House Bill 2133 for Student Privacy has been pulled from Executive Session for revisions and will be rescheduled for a committee vote next week. Stay tuned. What is … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Testimony regarding Race to the Top funds for Seattle and student privacy

The following is testimony that I will be giving at the Seattle School Board meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 regarding the approval of Race to the Top funding that … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

The Road Map Project, Race to the Top, Bill Gates and your student’s privacy

  The Road Map Project, Race to the Top, Bill Gates, a national data bank, Wireless Gen…and FERPA? One of the deals that we made with the devil when it came … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 11 Comments

CCER, the Road Map Project and the loss of student privacy

This post was originally published on December 19, 2012 and titled A Race to the Top Winner, Really? The Community Center for Education Results (CCER) was responsible for creating the … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 7 Comments