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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 · 12 Comments

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

July 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton: Compare and Contrast

January 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

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

The Weekly Update: ALEC push back, Jeb Bush shows us how to cash in, Common Core Standards’ big oop’s, Teach for America alums speak out and more

After a short summer hiatus, I’m back with the weekly news. As my mother used to say, “There’s no rest for the weary” and from what I’ve been observing, there’s … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: Charter schools: Public or private? Brian Jones in Portland, teachers rally in Illinois and a petition to Obama: Stop privatizing our schools!

The Weekly Update: For the news and views you might have missed First up, more Facebook pages are popping up on the subject of education: Our Village Our Schools Public … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges on where we are and education as a caste system

Chris Hedges spoke at West Virginia State University last year just before Occupy Wall Street. He begins about 15 minutes into the video. A highly recommended watch this weekend. For … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Education Reform: Democracy Left Behind

By its nature, democracy presumes the value of local control. Democracy trusts in the people to rule themselves, based on their collective judgment, freed from externally imposed dictates. From the … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) candidates in Washington State

Be aware that there are candidates supported by Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) in Washington State. This organization funds efforts to privatize public schools. According to DFER Watch: Democrats for … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Education Radio on “Won’t Back Down” and the Parent Trigger

    Highly recommended. On this program you will hear from real parents who are active in education. “Won’t Back Down”: Corporate Education Reform and the Rhetoric of Fiction In … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Karen Lewis and Randi Weingarten on the Chicago teachers strike

    This article was originally published in the Wall Street Journal. It was written by Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), and Randi Weingarten, president of … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

EduShyster: Stuff White People Like: Education Reform

Here’s an excerpt. One lesson made abundantly clear by the recent Chicago teachers’ strike was that our nation suffers from a dearth of African-American hedge fund managers and venture capitalists. … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · 1 Comment