Author: Bob Dean

Urgent! Tell your Legislators to vote No on HB1443

Call the legislative Hot Line1-800-562-6000 Tell your legislators to vote against HB1443 Vote Against Common Core State Standards Block the Permanent Adoption of the Common Core State Standards in Washington State What Are They? […]

Bill Gates: Don't Monetize my Students!

There is nothing more dangerous than a billionaire with too much time on his hands. Bill Gates admits he knows nothing about teaching but that hasn’t stopped him from […]

Can You Hear Me Now?

The people of Washington have spoken loud and clear: No new taxes! Government at every level is going to have to tighten their belts. This is no time for […]

Are we fixing the State's Math Problem? – Fat Chance!

Everyone knows we have a nation wide obesity problem. Imagine if we attempted to do something about that problem in this state using the same methods that we have used […]

Common Core Standards aren't really very Common

From the 5th grade Common Core Standards: Interpret the product (a/b) × q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts; equivalently, as the result of a sequence […]

Harris treated Unfairly

It is not a good idea to make the mistake of continuing to drive in Washington with an Oregon plate even if you had a legitimate reason for doing it […]

The Perfect Storm: National Education Standards

In case you weren’t watching the “Educational Weather” we are about to be engulfed by the perfect storm: National education standards in mathematics and language arts. We have never […]

Who Really is to Blame?

It seems like we have developed a talent in this country for passing the blame. In fact, there are a lot of people, mainly lawyers, who make a very good […]

Killing the Golden Goose

Businesses, and specifically small businesses, are what makes this country run and prosper. Businesses create wealth and provide the jobs and revenue that fuel our economy. In a sense it […]

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Politicians love to run around saying that they are going to create jobs. It sounds good but do politicians really create jobs? I don’t think so! Jobs are created […]

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