A Handbook for the Education Revolution ….It’s Here

JUST IN TIME FOR TESTING RESISTANCE SEASON! An Activist’s Handbook for the Education Revolution United Opt Out has crafted a book accessible to parents, teachers, and activists. What can you expect? An “Education Reform 101” for those looking for a comprehensive history of how public education got here, a personal narrative from our organizers describing ourContinue reading “A Handbook for the Education Revolution ….It’s Here”

Corporations Have Struck Gold at Your Local Public School!

A guest post by Don Bunger of Washington BATS: Corporations Have Struck Gold at Your Local Public School! Welcome to the new gold rush, a rigorous U.S. and international corporate sprint for educational gold (in the form of your kid’s data) at all public schools. Authors David Spring and Elizabeth Hansen tour clever, stealthy, political,Continue reading “Corporations Have Struck Gold at Your Local Public School!”

Who Wrote the New CREDO Study? And What Do They Really Want?

(thanks to Ken Derstine for alerting me to this study via Bloggers Network) My, my… the charter spin doctors are working overtime. It was CREDO who in 2008 provided a study that is widely cited because it documented that, “Thirty‐seven percent of the charters in this study produce learning gains that are significantly worse thanContinue reading “Who Wrote the New CREDO Study? And What Do They Really Want?”

Is Baltimore Rolling Out the Red Carpet for an ALEC Front Group?

  The Center for Education Reform sent a piece of tripe to Baltimore area charter school administrators recently. I’ve said it numerous time now, here   1) https://educationalchemy.com/2015/03/04/make-way-new-orleans-chicago-detroit-and-phillie-baltimore-is-gaining-on-you-in-the-race-to-destroy-public-education/ and here, 2) https://educationalchemy.com/2014/04/16/whos-minding-or-mining-baltimore-city-schools/ and here, 3) https://educationalchemy.com/2013/05/16/what-the-baltimore-sun-wont-publish/ and here, 4) https://educationalchemy.com/2014/05/20/alec-and-charter-schools-are-the-new-dog-and-pony-show/ and here, 5) https://educationalchemy.com/2014/05/11/false-advertising-used-to-sell-out-maryland-public-schools/ those were all just a forecast. NOW privatization of public education is making landfall in Baltimore. ThatContinue reading “Is Baltimore Rolling Out the Red Carpet for an ALEC Front Group?”

Hypocricy and Co-Optation in Education Reform

No, this is not a contentious and offensive analogy between Common Core, testing and Nazi Germany. It’s a post about how a movement can be co-opted. And how to fight back. It’s about strategy co-optation and “ideological camouflage” in which one agenda can be disguised as something else. In this instance it’s about corporate playersContinue reading “Hypocricy and Co-Optation in Education Reform”

And The Threats Just Keep on Coming: Now Supporting a School to Prison Pipeline in Urban Schools?

Originally posted at http://unitedoptout.com/2015/03/06/and-the-threat-just-keep-on-coming-now-supporting-a-school-to-prison-pipeline-in-urban-schools/  Keep your child home. Your child will not be promoted. You’re preventing your child from being successful. The school will lose funding. Yep, we’ve heard it all. But the threats to parents just keep getting worse. Here in Baltimore City, one parent received notification that his child would be threatened with suspensionContinue reading “And The Threats Just Keep on Coming: Now Supporting a School to Prison Pipeline in Urban Schools?”

Make way, New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit and Phillie!! Baltimore is gaining on you in the race to destroy public education!

Who will win? The corporations with the most real estate. Maryland public education is a land grab for the education technology industry and privately managed charter schools. Meet Calvert Education and Camden Partners: Because They’re Coming to a District Near You! What is Calvert Foundation? The company was founded in 1906 and is based inContinue reading “Make way, New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit and Phillie!! Baltimore is gaining on you in the race to destroy public education!”

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