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We are asking the OSPI State Superintendent candidates their position on opting out

The following letter was sent to each candidate for Superintendent of Public instruction. Their responses will be published on May 1st. -editor. Hello Candidates, My name is Carolyn Leith and … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

A must watch: The Call to Education Justice Conference, Dr. Yohuro Williams spells it out

No introduction is needed. Dr. Yohuru Williams is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History at Fairfield University. He is the author of Teaching US History Beyond … Continue reading

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Washington BADASS Teachers (WA BATS) Opt-Out Cheer Squad

As Washington BADASS Teachers (WA-BATS), we believe that everyone should do anything and everything they can to fight the so-called “reforms” that are destroying our public schools.  Unfortunately, the reality … Continue reading

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Bill Gates in Washington State: Mayoral Control and Charter Schools

With a blanket permission by Anthony Cody to repost his work: The cities where our foundation has put the most money in is where there’s a single person responsible. In … Continue reading

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Bill 1497: Looks like Mayor Murray wants to run the school district now

…and Representative Eric Pettigrew is more than happy to help. (More on him later.)   This post is getting re-published due to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (our Wannabe Rahm) making … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Mayoral Control: The short of it

With Mayor Ed Murray, who looks to be a Wannabe Rahm, starting to make noise that looks, feels and sounds like a duck, in this case mayoral control, I decided … Continue reading

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NPE Conference: Education Bloggers Network panel

From the NPE Conference webpage: On Friday night, April 15, 2016, education advocates from around the country will begin gathering in Raleigh, North Carolina for NPE’s 3rdAnnual National Conference which … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Charter schools: Back to court in Washington State

  “I’m just frustrated that we can spend all this time and passion talking about what we want to do for a handful of schools, when I am frustrated that … Continue reading

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Common Sense Questions About the Common Core Test

I came across this article today while Googling information about the SBAC and is well worth a read. From eduresearcher by Roxana Marachi, PhD: Critical Questions about Computerized Assessments and … Continue reading

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Introducing the Decision to Support the Whole Child Refusal Form

It’s no secret that refusal forms provided by school districts are designed to shame and intimidate parents into second guessing their decision to keep their children from participating in high … Continue reading

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Seattle NAACP and allies confront Seattle Public Schools over high-stakes testing requirements of students TODAY

Seattle NAACP and allies confront Seattle Public Schools over high-stakes testing requirements of students Seattle, WA – On Wednesday, April 6th at 4:00pm the Seattle King County NAACP and Seattle … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 5 Comments

This just in: No standardized tests in Alaska this school year

From the Washington post: Alaska cancels all K-12 standardized tests for the year, citing technical problems Alaska officials have canceled the state’s computer-based standardized testing for the year, citing repeated … Continue reading

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