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Don Neilson, the Discovery Institute and Intelligent Design

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

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mayoral Control: The short of it

I always knew that the “idea” of mayoral control would be raised in Seattle at some point. When I heard that the City of Seattle’s Office of Education was to be … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

April 26, 2014 · 5 Comments

The NCTQ is at it again in Seattle

Over the past five years, Sue and I have followed the NCTQ since they first appeared in Seattle during our Broad superintendent’s reign when she had a report “created”, paid for by Bill Gates and Eli … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Charter School Bill 1240 and the 1%: An Analysis

If only they had channeled all of the money represented above into our public schools in Seattle rather than into financing the corporate takeover of our educational system, we would … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 4 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 “Magical Me” Ms. Rhee

The other day I received the type of comment that I love to respond to. I initially thought I would reply to the angry attack in the comment section of … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Weekly Update: Parent Trigger’s epic fail, parents protest collection of student data, another charter school scam (wow, what a surprise!) and some good news.

First up: Incomes of the wealthy have increased by 28% and yet 24% of our children live in poverty. 24% of our children are living in poverty. That’s 1 in … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Weekly Update: Eli Broad’s how-to guide on closing schools and disaster capitalism up close and personal

This has been a ghastly and heart wrenching week in education around the country but particularly in Philadelphia and Chicago where hundreds of schools are slated for closing. The dream … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

Michelle Rhee-form protest in Seattle. Join us.

There will be a protest at 6:00 PM on February 19th in front of Town Hall where Michelle Rhee will be talking about her latest fundraising effort, her book. Join … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 8 Comments


WASHINGTON STATE VOTERS HAVE REJECTED CHARTER SCHOOLS THREE TIMES And for good reason – 83% of charter schools perform no better, or perform worse than genuinely public schools. (Source: Stanford … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

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