The Lumina Foundation again: prioritizing academic misery

As I have written and commented on for more than a year, The Lumina Foundation has been selected for some time as the wrecking ball against the public commons, especially in terms of higher ed. Lumina is the kitechn cabinet of the Department of Education under Obama and the new Race to the Top for […]

Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: using accrediting agencies to destroy community colleges and the case of City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Part four

  Introduction In this, part four of the series entitled “Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: chump change you cannot believe in”, we will examine just how Obama and the mavens of privatization, Lumina and friends, use accrediting agencies that work to allow what were once called community colleges to live or die.  This is […]

For the eyes and the minds of our academic senate at CCSF: An Alternate Approach

Readers no doubt know that the City College of San Francisco has been denied accreditation by the ACCJC owned and operated by the Lumina Foundation and friends.  Here, in this article, Occupied Bob one of those who struggled against the college’s eventual closure speaks out. “Robert Agrella, Being fully aware of why you were brought […]

Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: The Lumina Foundation and the new 21st century Social Darwin movement

  In part one and two of the article, “Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: chump change you can’t believe in”, I attempted to critically examine both prongs of the corporate instigated plan. (http://www.dailycensored.com/part-two-the-obama-2020-plan-for-higher-education-chump-change-you-cant-believe-in/)., (http://www.dailycensored.com/the-obama-2020-plan-for-education-chump-change-you-cant-believe-in/).    I had hoped that a ‘three part’ series on this horrific plan would be adequate but alas, as most […]

Part Two: The Obama 20/20 plan for higher education: Chump change you can’t believe in

“We are not speaking of education in the narrower sense, but of that other education in virtue from youth upwards, which makes a man eagerly pursue the ideal perfection of citizenship, and teaches him how rightly to rule and how to obey. This is the only education which, upon our view, deserves the name; that […]

CCSF: Let’s get ready to rumble

Today at 4:30 there will be a meeting to bring together the students, teachers, community, and those members of the SEIU who may be responding to Nancy of Radical Women’s invitation yesterday: CCSF Students, Teachers, Classifieds, and SF Community meeting at 4:30 Student Union. All invited including journalists As someone who voted for Prop. A […]

Enough is enough! What Can Education Workers, Students & Parents Do To Defend Public Education?Public Education, Privatization and strenghten the role of the NEA/CTA and AFT/CFT

Please tell all those you know in the Bay Area of California and beyond about the meeting that we must have on privatization, financialization, and corporatization of education. We need to build statewide and nationwide movements to confront these well-heeled reactionaries that seek not to reform education, they seek to turn it over to privatizers […]

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Happy holidays! The Corporatization Of San Jose High School and child labor

Joe Rodriguez, a reporter for the Mercury News recently reported that in San Jose, California: “The city is blessed with high schools that prepare low-income, underachieving students for college, but here comes one with a twist. Students at this school will attend classes four days a week, but on the fifth they’ll put on work […]