Do children deserve playgrounds? “Maybe,” says Milwaukee’s Common Council

Larry Miller’s Blog: Educate All Students! August 3, 2012   By Barbara Miner Aug. 2, 2012 (Barbara Miner’s blog is part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Purple Wisconsin project. Miner is an award-winning journalist and photographer.) I thought that asking whether the children of Milwaukee deserve school playgrounds would be a slam-dunk question — sort […]

BAMN: Yvette Felarca, BAMN Presidential Candidate for AFT

The AFT Must Defend Public Education! Act Like a Union! Take Strike Action and Actions in the Streets! Build the New Civil Rights Movement! No New Jim Crow! Arne Duncan Out Now! Elect a Leadership that Fights to Win! We are in an unprecedented situation. We now have a President, who our union uncritically supports, […]

AFT Pres Weingarten Supports Charters, Merit Pay, Green Dot Schools and Attacks UTLA during 2010 Visit to SF: “I started a Green Dot school in New York”!

In the following video (http://blip.tv/laborvideo/aft-pres-weingarten-supports-good-charters-merit-pay-and-attacks-utla-during-visit-to-sf-3538770, you can see what American Federation of Teachers, (AFT) President, Randi Weingarten had to say back in 2010 when asked what plan and strategy AFT had to fight privatization. The video is important for it sheds some history as to where we are and how we got here. In this […]

BAMN: Catherine Ferguson Academy School in Detroit still struggling school closure

  If you have not heard of the Catherine Ferguson Academy School in Detroit, the attempt to close the school and the fight to keep it open which is now winning you should. I have written much about the issue at Daily Censored and you can  simply use our search engine and type in the name […]

Open Letter: Labor Leaders Support the Lakeview Sit-In and People’s School

Posted on June 23, 2012 http://saveoaklandschools.org/2012/06/23/open-letter-labor-leaders-support-the-lakeview-sit-in-and-peoples-school/ Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are writing to declare our support for the parents, teachers, and community member sit-in and People’s School for Public Education at Lakeview Elementary in Oakland, and to urge full labor support and outreach for this fight to keep all Oakland neighborhood schools open, public, […]

Race to the Top: Coming to a community college near you

In August of 2010 I published what follows below at Dailycensored.  The situation facing the 112 California Community colleges is so bad now and the threat of privatization so grave that I thought to republish it.  For one, it is perhaps moer relevant today as the context is easier to understand and two, many articles […]

Want to know who Cory Booker is and what he really stands for?

Back in July of 2010, I reported on the New Jersey Teacher’s Village that would combine zoning for three charter schools and corporate labor houses  for corporate teachers. Well, the plan came to fruition and the big sponsors, along with Chris Christie, who you would expect to pass the begging bowl to corporations is Mayor of […]