Here's another article of interest that the Alliance missed:State audit critical of Seattle school districtThis was published in the Seattle Times on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.
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 booksA 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.http://socialistworker.org/2010/07/15/charter-cooks-the-books
Look Mum - the emperor has no clothes:http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/2010/07/harsh-lesson-for-editors-of-daily-news.html
The Reality of Arne Duncan's RTTT vision - Courtesy of the New York Times:A Popular Principal, Wounded by Government’s Good Intentionshttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/19/education/19winerip.htmlIdiocy run amuck are about the only appropriate words I can find…
RTTT and failing schools/failing children....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSTzLILQx3c&feature=related
The country's best teachers... what they think of RTTT and NCLB:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqTJvpfv6J4&feature=related
Another article of interest!'Shadow board' files to recall 5 Seattle School Board membershttp://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012426458_recall23m.htmlWhat 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...