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The Attack on Teachers Goes to College

Originally published on The Progressive website. The Attack on Teachers Goes to College The dramatic lockout of faculty at Long Island University in Brooklyn this fall brought home the reality … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Relay Graduate School Indoctrination

Editor’s note: Recently, Seattle Schools Community Forum published a guest post about the Summit Atlas Public Forum that was held on September 29th. The Summit charter school chain set up in … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Struggle over Mayoral Control of Seattle’s School Board

  This article was originally published in The Progressive. Snuffing out Democracy-the Struggle over Mayoral Control of Seattle’s School Board Seattle and the state of Washington have determinedly resisted the … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board

  If Mayor Murray wants to address the “achievement/opportunity gap” in a way that is more appropriate to his office, he needs to focus on a living wage for all … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

What we never mention

    We speak of poverty which is devastating, it brings hunger, homelessness, ill health and an inability to focus in the classroom, but we have not spoken about the … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 5 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

The grifters of corporate ed reform: KIPP charter schools with the aid of the DOE

KIPP is a taxpayer-subsidized school franchise that pays no taxes on its revenue and provides a tax-deductible vehicle for uber-wealthy families to promote the school “choice” agenda. KIPP charter schools … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

An interview with Washington State Superintendent Candidate Erin Jones

  Erin Jones is running for Washington State Superintendent to be in charge of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). According to the OSPI webpage, it is “the primary agency … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 11 Comments

From the Black Agenda Report: BlackLivesMatter/CampaignZero Activist Brittney Packnett (Almost) Tries to Defend the Indefensible, Teach for America

  Originally posted on the Black Agenda Report: TFA/BlackLivesMatter/CampaignZero Activist Brittney Packnett (Almost) Tries to Defend the Indefensible Packnett’s problem however, and Teach For America’s too, is that their mission … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Battle for Seattle, Part 2: Hijacked!

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

February 26, 2016 · 4 Comments

Colonizing the Black Natives: Charter Schools and Teach for America

This piece was originally published on March 14, 2014 on Cloaking Inequity. Colonizing the Black Natives: Reflections from a former NOLA Charter School Dean of Students Each day, I could have up … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 5 Comments