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Solidarity with Seattle Education Association

Dear Seattle Education Association,

Rethinking Schools editors and staff express our solidarity as you go on strike for better schools for your students along with their families and for just compensation and working conditions for your members. 199 more words

Current Events


This year I’m attending the OEA summer leadership conference. This is due entirely to the positive peer pressure from two of my colleagues, including our new local president and my former teaching partner. 571 more words

What are public schools teaching your kids about marriage and sexuality?

This article from the radically leftist Washington Post unapologetically praises public school teachers for pushing their vision of sex and marriage onto children as young as four years old. 1,075 more words


Parent-Trigger V-Day

A judge slaps down a school district for subverting the law.

July 20, 2015 7:12 p.m. ET
The Wall Street Journal

Alexander Hamilton said an independent judiciary is essential to guard against “serious oppressions of the minor party in the community.” Last week a California judge reaffirmed this wisdom by overruling local school district officials who tried to thwart parents from using the state’s parent-trigger law. 387 more words

School Choice

The Teachers Union Votes Hillary

So much for liberating poor kids from failing schools.

Wall Street Journal

July 12, 2015 6:48 p.m. ET

While the media chase the Bernie Sanders rallies, keep your eye on the political crowds that matter. 252 more words

School Choice

New York judge rules that it is racist to expect teachers to be functionally literate

This story is from The Stream.


A federal judge in New York has struck down a test used by New York City to vet potential teachers, finding the test of knowledge illegally discriminated against racial minorities due to their lower scores.

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New study: voucher program improved odds of poor students graduating by 21 percent

The Daily Signal reports on the study.


Private school choice initiatives have become increasingly common across the United States. Far from being rare and untested, private school choice policies are an integral part of the fabric of American education policy.

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