Our question to OSPI candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal about the recent charter school grant to Washington State
While another lawsuit is pending in Washington State challenging the constitutionality of the Charter School law, the Washington State Charter School Commission and State Superintendent Randy Dorn fell all over … Continue reading
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
From edushyster at edushyster.com: Signing their rights away A series of court rulings suggests that students who attend charter schools do not have the same rights as public school students. … Continue reading
Most researchers agree on one negative consequence — when mayors take charge of public schools, the role of parents and the community, especially among minority groups, can be marginalized and … Continue reading
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
I wrote an article recently about a post in “the 74” on their preponderance of interest in charter schools in Washington State. With sponsors such as the Waltons and Michael Bloomberg, both proponents of … Continue reading
This is a rhetorical question because I don’t have the answer but all teachers who are a part of either union, the AFT or the NEA, should question their leadership. … Continue reading
For the first post in this series see: The Battle for Seattle, Part 1. The Battle for Seattle, Part 2: Hijacked! The Broad Foundation was established in 1999 and … Continue reading
Don Nielson recently had yet another op ed published by the Seattle Times, a newspaper which has provided many wealthy (white) men with a platform and microphone to share their … Continue reading
Is Teach for America, Inc. morphing into Leadership for Educational Equity? Is there an image problem here or are they just playing a shell game?
Or are they doubling the money? A job posting in the idealist: Job posted by: Leadership For Educational Equity Senior Director, Supporter Relations About Leadership for Educational Equity Leadership … Continue reading
The Weekly Update: No money for Common Core in Seattle, Broad left Seattle in the cover of darkness and has reappeared in Oregon, ACT for Kindergartners, Creationism in schools and the US as an Oligarchy. How much more fun can one have?
Much is going on in the wide world of education. Every time I’m ready to wrap up this post, something new comes across the wires so let’s get started. First … Continue reading