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By Anonymous Actual Teacher (AAT), Maryland, Feb. 10, 2015 Does everyone remember having to deal with spoiled classmates or spoiled kids in the neighborhood when they were younger? Maybe other parents looked the other way when the little angel would throw a fit to get her way. Well, we hope you can use that …

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By Julianna Krueger Dauble.  This statement was delivered to the Renton School District Board of Education on Wednesday, January 28. (see details here.) Public Education Stakeholders, Are we willing to stand by while 2/3 of our children fail a state mandated test? Are our children so similar to business …

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By Judy Dotson. This statement was delivered to the Renton School District Board of Education on Wednesday, January 28. (see details here.) I come from a family of low-income, minimally educated parents. My mother’s education ended at the equivalent of 7th grade. She had 13 brothers and sisters. They were a farm …

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By Becca Ritchie. This statement was delivered to the Renton School District Board of Education on Wednesday, January 28. (see details here.) Martin Luther King said “Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must …

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By Susan DuFresne. This statement was delivered to the Renton School District Board of Education on Wednesday, January 28. (see details here.) As a kindergarten teacher I am an early childhood educator. As a professional I am responsible for their very first experience in our schools – and working with a group …

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The following is the full statement delivered to the Renton School Board on Wednesday, Jan. 28, by David Spring, in conjunction with presentations by four Renton teachers who delivered statements of professional conscience, declaring their unwillingness to administer standardized tests this spring (more details …

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By Anthony Cody and Susan DuFresne.  Four Seattle area teachers who got to know one another in 2011, when they all attended the Save Our Schools march in Washington, DC, stood before the Renton Board of Education and read “statements of professional conscience” in which they pledged their refusal to …

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By Anthony Cody. Last Saturday I shared the dramatic story of how a group of parents and teachers convinced the Democratic Party Committee of the State of Washington to vote in favor of a strong statement rejecting the Common Core standards. Perhaps there could be no better issue to compare and contrast mainstream …

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 By David Spring M. Ed. and Elizabeth Hanson M. Ed. Yesterday afternoon, a miracle happened in Washington State. The Washington State Democratic Party became the first Democratic State Party in the nation to pass a resolution opposing Common Core! This is huge because Washington State is not only the home state …

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By Anthony Cody. The Central Committee of the Washington State Democratic Party has passed a resolution that roundly condemns the Common Core standards. This is the first time a statewide Democratic Party committee has taken a public position against the Common Core, and it happened in the back yard of the Gates …