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How privatization of schools works: An infograph

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It’s back to court for charter schools in Washington State

  The Washington State Supreme Court deemed charter schools unconstitutional in 2015 and yet the charter schools remained open on the promise of private money supporting them. The $14M never … Continue reading

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Who is actually running the US Department of Education?

  We have known about the Broad Prize award, representing an award given to school districts by the Broad Foundation, which is proudly displayed in the offices of the Department … Continue reading

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Email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board

  If Mayor Murray wants to address the “achievement/opportunity gap” in a way that is more appropriate to his office, he needs to focus on a living wage for all … Continue reading

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This Goes Under “Cashing In On Ed Reform” : K12 Inc.

K12 Online Learning is in Washington State  using tax dollars to cash in on the online charter school industry. This was first published on the Seattle Education blog in 2012 and originally posted at … Continue reading

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Q and A with candidate Wesley Irwin running in the 32nd District for State Representative

  Previously I interviewed Wesley Irwin via Skype but the next day my computer died and I have yet to recover my work. In the meantime, I sent Mr. Irwin … Continue reading

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On the Road with the ‪#‎OptOutBus2016:‬ Coast to Coast Free Books for Kids Tour

Editor’s note: Susan and Shawn Dufresne are social justice and education activists. A brief introduction: Susan DuFresne – Integrated Kindergarten Teacher with General Education and Special Education endorsements – 7 … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 6 Comments

An interview with OSPI candidate David Spring

  The interview starts at 2:49. I am new at this, posting recordings, so the first few minutes is of me and David discussing some minor issues. Even though I … Continue reading

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Representative Ruth Kagi is no friend of public education

  Let’s take big money out of politics starting with Ruth Kagi. There is a race in the 32nd Legislative District in Seattle where an educator, Wesley Irwin, is running … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

What we never mention

    We speak of poverty which is devastating, it brings hunger, homelessness, ill health and an inability to focus in the classroom, but we have not spoken about the … Continue reading

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The right-wing propaganda machine Project Veritas is now going after teachers and their unions

The right wing attack dogs, Project Veritas, the group that took down ACORN and went after Planned Parenthood, is now targeting teachers and teachers’ unions. They “exposed” the president of the … Continue reading

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The Community Schools Initiative in New York: A common sense approach

Part of the challenge in turning around schools is that outside-of-school factors likely account for twice as much of the variance in student outcomes as do inside-of-school factors.5 Accordingly, the … Continue reading

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