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Debunking the “Truthiness” of ...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Carolyn Leith – In spite of being handicapped by attending two outmoded, “factory style”  public schools, both my kids have...

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Dear Teachers Using Google Cla...

Sep 22, 2017 by

I really need you to keep in mind that all the data run through those programs (your intellectual property, student work,...

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Systemic Math Fraud in Washing...

Sep 17, 2017 by

The result is that teachers have had to “dumb down” expectations – both breadth and depth of curriculum, and proficiency – in order...

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Education Reform and Racism: W...

Sep 4, 2017 by

When I was twenty-five, I interviewed at a charter school in Brooklyn. Before I sat down to talk to the dean, I observed a...

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Did you know Facebook and Summ...

Sep 3, 2017 by

It was a lucky shot, some say of Nick Ut’s famous Vietnam War photo The Terror of War, or Napalm Girl, as it is more commonly...

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Pay for Success – Also Known a...

Jul 12, 2017 by

Back in the early 2000’s Sun Microsystems’ Scott McNealy described the pending merger between Hewlett-Packard and Compaq as “the...

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The Shock Doctrine, McCleary, ...

Jun 24, 2017 by

If you don’t have to see or live with the consequences of your decisions, it becomes very easy to do bad things. In Olympia, this is...

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Personalized Learning Pathways...

Jun 18, 2017 by

Individual learning pathways, 21st century skills, Embracing the whole child; These empowering phrases are being used to sell the...

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Where should technology fit in...

May 17, 2017 by

On May 3, 2017, Richard Best, Director of Capital Projects and Planning, and John Krull, Chief Information Officer, stood in front of...

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Relay Graduate School, Librari...

May 13, 2017 by

One of the biggest obstacles to the “charterization from within”* is getting teachers to welcome ed-tech into their classrooms – and...

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The Myth of Local Control and ...

May 11, 2017 by

As more cards are laid on the table, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the much hyped local control provision in the Every...

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What corporations have in stor...

Apr 4, 2017 by

The third episode of PJSTA Live, in affiliation with Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association, deals with what corporate reformers...

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What Corporations, Bill Gates ...

Mar 28, 2017 by

The Learning Lab at Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy in California. Alison McDowell, editor of Wrench in the Gears, gave a presentation...

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“The Summer Step-Up Act” re: S...

Feb 18, 2017 by

Why are we experimenting on low income four-year old’s? I took a deep dive into the realm of Social Emotional Learning recently and...

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Online Learning, Social, Emoti...

Feb 14, 2017 by

This is the third and final post in the series. Part 1: The endgame of corporate reform in public school education: What do Betsy...

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New bedfellows in education: B...

Jan 4, 2017 by

Exactly how far will Bill Gates go in furthering his agenda of privatizing public schools and ensuring that Common Core Standards is...

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It’s time to restructure the U...

Dec 10, 2016 by

The structure of the USDOE as of 2013 and now with 5,000 employees.   Two of our constitutional amendments played an important...

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Our Children at Risk: Parents ...

Sep 6, 2016 by

Members of Parents Across America (PAA) have spent extensive time looking into quantities of writing and research that raise red...

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This Goes Under “Cashing In On...

Jul 29, 2016 by

K12 Online Learning is in Washington State  using tax dollars to cash in on the online charter school industry. This was first...

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Email shows how Seattle Mayor ...

Jul 25, 2016 by

If Mayor Murray wants to address the “achievement/opportunity gap” in a way that is more appropriate to his office, he needs to focus...

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