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Teacher organizing, unions, and lessons from the Decolonize/ Occupy Port Shutdown

A few weeks ago, I wrote a document called “In the wake of the testing boycott: a 10-point proposal for teacher self-organization”  for the Creativity Not Control blog.  Creativity Not Control is an embryonic organizing project that I’m helping build … Continue reading

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Video by one of the May Day 5

Solidarity with the May Day 5 and the Grand Jury resistors!  A friend of ours, one of the 5 people being charged with alleged rioting on May Day, made this video.  Please spread it widely, and look out for upcoming … Continue reading

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Spreading the Testing Boycott: Creativity Not Control

The boycott of standardized testing in Seattle is spreading to more and more schools.  If you are outside Seattle and would like to support it, here are some suggestions for how you can. Several teachers, parents, and students who had … Continue reading

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Seattle teachers resist standardized testing

Teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High School have recently chosen to resist administering a standardized test used for student and teacher evaluation.  Ballard High School teachers followed soon after, declaring that they also would resist the test.  This is making big waves locally … Continue reading

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Emi Koyama is coming to Seattle!

Emi Koyama will be speaking in Seattle on “War on Trafficking”? Resisting Criminalization as Solution to the ‘Modern Day Slavery.” The event will take place Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 6PM @ HUB332, University of Washington. Emi is the author of … Continue reading

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Free Marissa Alexander!

BOC received this letter from a local feminist socialist group called Radical Women. We’re endorsing Marissa Alexander’s fight against Florida’s minimum sentencing laws and more broadly against a racist and sexist criminal punishment system. Please consider signing the online petition … Continue reading

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Abolish White Schools. Abolish Wealthy Schools. Quality Learning for All!

This call was put out by a group of parents, teachers, and community members, including one member of BOC: Abolish White Schools.  Abolish Wealthy Schools.  Quality Learning for All! Please join a kickoff/planning meeting to brainstorm the creation of a new group focused … Continue reading

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