I'm confounded by the Alliance for Education. I don't know what it is anymore.
At one time the Alliance was all about fundraising for Seattle Public Schools. It raised money for the District through it's own events and promotional activities and it acted as fiscal agent for school-related causes. That's it. No politics, no policy, just raised money for the District.
Now it has morphed into something else. It has become a subsidiary of the Chamber of Commerce, it advocates for all kinds of political positions, it tries to interject itself in the teacher contract negotiation, it shills for Education Reform Organizations and, what really galls me, it is out advocating for charter schools.
Check out their Twitter feed.
I don't think that an organization that is founded to support Seattle Public Schools should be advocating for charters. Nor should they be advocating for private schools.
So what is their mission anyway?