What SEA members, parents, students and community members want for Seattle schools

As part of the Respect campaign for leadership of SEA we have been collecting information from teachers, ESA’s, paraprofessionals, parents, students and community members about their vision for Seattle’s public schools.  Here are the results so far: Take our survey to share what your hopes and concerns are for Seattle’s schools

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Excellent resolution on CCSS and testing mania by our friends at Seattle Education blog

Seattle pushes back on Common Core Standards and high-stakes testing

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Portland Teachers To Go On Strike

****UPDATE**** The strike has been suspended and rally postponed for a later date.  Until further notice the SEE caravan to Portland is CANCELLED   STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH PORTLAND EDUCATORS Thursday, Feb. 20th @ 3pm Teacher and union member Adam Sanchez told Socialistworker.org why he’s going on strike: I don’t think many teachers out there want to strike. We want to be teaching our kids. But what we want even less than that is a contract that’s going to make it so we can’t provide a good education for out kids. And so if it takes going on strike to

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Candidate for SEA treasurer Dan Troccoli speaks at campaign launch on Jan. 30th

  On January 21, the one-year anniversary of the historic MAP test boycott, teachers launched a campaign in the upcoming Seattle Education Association (SEA) union election. Social Equality Educators (SEE) introduced its “Respect” slate of candidates and education platform for the upcoming SEA union election at a January 30th Garfield Community Center forum. The SEE Respect candidates for office includes a coalition of MAP boycott leaders, members of the current SEA Board of Directors, award-winning teachers, teachers new to the profession, and veteran educators, including: Jesse Hagopian, “Secondary Teacher of the Year,” Garfield High School, leader in MAP boycott — For SEA President

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Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting Feb. 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting When: Sunday, February 9th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: NewHolly Library, 7058 32nd Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 RSVP: We would appreciate a head count before the meeting. Please email or call and let Dan know if you can make it. You can reach him at dantroccoli@gmail.com or (206) 851-4963. SEE’s RESPECT ticket for the SEA elections this April is off and running. We had a very successful kickoff meeting at the Garfield Community Center. Please come for a report and to really dig into the rest of the campaign. We’ll need a big effort to reach more SEA members.

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New line up of education and political leaders to speak at MAP Boycott Anniversary & Social Equality Educators “Respect” Union Campaign Launch

The wave of grassroots, social justice, campaigns that have swept Seattle are now set to enter the Seattle Education Association election with the SEE “Respect” slate. Featured politicians, community organizers, and education advocates at the SEE kickoff rally include: Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council member James Bible, past president of the Seattle NAACP Sue Peters, Seattle School Board member Mallory Clarke, Garfield High School Reading Specialist, MAP boycott Leader Thursday, January 30 4:30-6:30pm Garfield Community Center 2323 E Cherry St. Seattle, WA 98122 Contact: Jesse Hagopian, hagopian.jesse@gmail.com   Candidates on the SEE Respect ticket include: Jesse Hagopian, “Secondary Teacher of

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