In Vermont Building a business-like university? "the discovery of $10 million in overpayments to a consulting group"

August 15, 2012 Nancy Welch joined the University of Vermont English department in 1995 and helped to launch the successful drive to unionize faculty in 2001. Here, she analyzes the push to hike tuition and impose other neoliberal “reforms” in the wake of several scandals at UVM. WHEN VERMONT Gov. Peter Shumlin convened an advisory […]

Railroaded: CA Governor Brown wields austerity axe while forcing voters to decide on high speed rail

The following is from Steve Miller: Steven Miller has taught science in Oakland’s Flatland high schools for 25 years. He writes about the corporate agenda of austerity and privatization of public education and public resources. Back in March, the CFT dropped the Millionaires’ Tax and agreed to support a compromise proposition with Governor Jerry Brown. […]

Upcoming Cuts

Someone at NPR finally noticed the connection between the 18,000 jobs/0.1% rise in unemployment and all of the government budget slashing that has been going on.  For a real heads-up, take a look at NASA.  Pretend that the government is shutting down the space program as part of the trillions of dollars of budget cuts […]

Help Los Angeles Students March in Sacramento – This Monday, March 14th! STOP Governor Brown’s Budget Cuts! Defend CA’s Promise of Higher Ed for All!

This coming Monday, March 14th, has been called as a Day of Action in Sacramento to fight against Governor Brown’s proposal for massive cuts of $1.4 billion to public higher education in his budget.   Mass action in Sacramento on Monday can turn the tide in our favor in the battle over Brown’s proposed cuts. […]

Massive Budget Cuts to Maryland Education (Video and Interviews)

http://blip.tv/file/4870126 On March 10, 2011 Your World News had the opportunity to attend the Mass Rally at the Maryland State Capitol where thousands of teachers, parents, students as well as community members were protesting the Massive Proposed Budget Cuts (94 Million Dollars) to Maryland State Education. 15 million of that, alone, will come from Baltimore […]

Tax breaks for the rich v. Budget Cuts for the poor: Wisconsin

By Donna Cooper | February 22, 2011 House leaders are unfortunately restricting their proposed budget cuts for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 to nonsecurity discretionary spending in an attempt to tame a $1.3 trillion deficit. This approach is especially shortsighted since the Federal Treasury loses twice as much revenue due to tax breaks than […]

GOP Death Panel and the Coming Holocaust

The Republicans were right about the fact that there would be death panels.  What they did not say was that they would be on them.  The first thing they want to cut is reimbursements to doctors and hospitals for treating poor people.  They are sentencing poor people to death. Republican Study Group Issues Proposed Budget […]

Tax Cuts, what the Republicans are all about.

Lets go back to 1978.  California passed an initiative known as Prop. 13.  It was officially called People’s Initiative to Limit Property Taxation.  Wikipedia says that a positive affect was to save the California taxpaying citizen $528 billion dollars.  Positive? Let’s look at that.  Yes, it saved somebody $528 billion in taxes.  To put it […]