Wayne Au

Wayne Au is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Bothell and an editor for the social justice education magazine, Rethinking Schools.

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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 6:45am
Challenging Charter Schools and the Privatization Agenda in Washington State
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, was a good day for me. Late that afternoon the Washington State Supreme Court issued an earth-shattering ruling for corporate education reformers: By a 6-3 decision, they determined that Washington State’s charter school law was unconstitutional . This felt like a personal...
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Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 2:31pm
As Teachers Revolt in Seattle, Proud To Be a Garfield Bulldog
On the afternoon of Thursday, January 10 th , a group of about 15 teachers stood together in the front of room 206 at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. News cameras and audio recorders from local media outlets crowded the podium as reporters, students, colleagues, and supporters listened closely.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:12pm
Neither Fair Nor Accurate: Research-Based Reasons Why High-Stakes Tests Should Not Be Used to Evaluate Teachers
A pitched battle raged in my hometown of Seattle this fall. Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson and the Seattle Public Schools district fought with the Seattle Education Association over their most recent teachers’ union contract. At the heart of the dispute: Should teacher evaluations be based in part on student scores on standardized tests?
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 10:40am
Schools Are Not Businesses
We should stop treating our schools as businesses. Since the early 20th century, prominent business leaders have acted on the belief that since they are good at making money, they are the most qualified people to decide how to best educate the country's young.
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