Monday, July 12, 2010

Article of interest

Article in the Seattle Times discussing US Education Secretary Arne Duncan's visit to Aviation High School.

U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan lauds, visits Aviation High

By Katherine Long, Seattle Times


  1. Here's another article of interest that the Alliance missed:

    State audit critical of Seattle school district

    This was published in the Seattle Times on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

  2. When Duncan visited Seattle last week, he used this charter school as an example of why we need them--turns out this charter school lied about it's graduation rate...must read:

    Charter school cooks the books

    A Chicago charter school sent 100 percent of its graduating seniors to college--by not counting the 43 percent who didn't go to college, explains Rachel Cohen.

  3. The Reality of Arne Duncan's RTTT vision -

    Courtesy of the New York Times:

    A Popular Principal, Wounded by Government’s Good Intentions

    Idiocy run amuck are about the only appropriate words I can find…

  4. Another article of interest!

    'Shadow board' files to recall 5 Seattle School Board members

    What the Times fails to mention is that members of the Seattle Shadow School Board also filed an appeal against the Extension of Superintendent Goodloe Johnson's Contract, on the grounds that the Board's decision was "arbitrary and capricious" because it did not consider all the evidence vis a vis ignoring the State Auditor's findings....

    and this story got electronic media coverage and has been run as far away as Florida...