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The Mary Walker School District rescinds their request for charter schools in the Seattle Public School District

  The Mary Walker School District (MWSD) has rescinded their request for approval of charter schools in the City of Seattle after requests were made twice, first by The Office of the Superintendent of … Continue reading

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Is it Research – or Propaganda?

This article was published four years ago on this site but needs to see the light of day again. -Dora Taylor There’s a lot of brand new education research coming … Continue reading

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Does the Education Platform of the Washington State Democrats Mean Anything to Our Legislators?

During the busy holiday season, The Spokesman Review ran an article about a newly formed PAC called Act Now for Washington Students. The goal of this group is to sway … Continue reading

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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

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Sing “Opting Out” to Auld Lang Syne: Happy New Year!

I just came across this on Facebook and wanted to share. For all in our great state, replace Al-ba-ny with O-lym-pia. Spread widely and Happy 2016!!!  

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What everyone else knows about your child

So, there is the NSA which is creepy (an unconstitutional) enough spying on every citizen in this country who has an email account or cell phone, but what about all … Continue reading

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2o15 stats for Seattle Education

It was a busy year and we appreciate having so many visitors and loyal readers stop in to see what’s happening in the wild and wacky world of public education. … Continue reading

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What Bill Gates has spent so far in our state to support charter schools

  In response to my post on the Broad Foundation spending millions to force the Los Angeles Unified School District into converting at least 50% of public schools in the district … Continue reading

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Oops! Study Shows Computer Use in School Doesn’t Help Test Scores

In the next Families and Education Levy for Seattle, hundreds of millions of dollars are being earmarked for tech upgrades and computers. Needless to say, this is mostly in anticipation … Continue reading

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Standardized tests from a teacher’s point of view

Originally posted on The Progressive by Peter Greene. Straight Talk About Standardized Tests The People in Charge know, even before the test is taken, that some students will be marked … Continue reading

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Jeff Bryant: New Report Shines A Light Into The Charter School Black Box

A new policy brief from the National Education Policy Center pries at the lid of the charter school black box to shine a light into these institutions and reveal how … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids

Kindergarten children will be taking the MAP test this year in Seattle, cruel as that might sound, and preschoolers will be evaluated for “kindergarten readiness” through “evaluations” per the mayor’s … Continue reading

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