Carl O. Franzoni Davis: One of the original Freaks of the early 1960’s

Carl O. Franzoni Davis, along with his friend Veto Paulekas started the movement of ‘freaks’, what became to be known by the corporate media as ‘hippies’.  Szou, Veto’s wife, made the clothes that became the icon of the ‘freak’ movement and led to the hippie attire familiar to many.  All of this began in the […]

Jonathan Swift – Are you hungry for kids?

  Diana Chapman is a reporter from Los Angeles.  She is a formidable fighter for public education with the heart of an elementary student and the cognition of issues in public education.  She is also a distinguished LA reporter. Diana is doing the scratch and smell test through ‘sherlocking’ (investigative journalism) – i.e. critical thinking […]

New Jersey students walk out of public schools

Picture of the Federal Reserve for Newark School Privatization: The Newark Charter School Fund Building Student walk-outs in New Jersey Thousands of New Jersey high school students walked out of class Tuesday to protest budget cuts.  This was a result of a statewide event organized using text messages and social networking websites like Facebook – […]

Florida: sit-in planned for Gov. Crist’s office Fridaythe 16th: Stopping race and class segregation through Race to the Top

But the teacher’s initial fear is giving way to something else. They are calling in sick in Miami-Dade. Their student allies are walking out of classrooms and into the streets in protest. Their parent allies have conducted a hunger strike and marched up and down the state on their behalf.

Charter Schools: The White Man’s Panacea for Education

Charter Schools, racism, segregation, predators targeting ‘sub-prime’ kids and ‘Morning Joe’: essential commentary by Solomon Comissiong The following article by Solomon Comissiong makes some very good points regarding a plethora of issues involving charter schools, educational privatization and institutional racism.  It also broaches the need for multi-racial community mobilizations not simply to stop the neo-liberal […]

BRAINWASHING IN OUR CHARTER SCHOOLS

As the privatization of education moves with unprecedented zeal, under the blind eyes of the nation’s corporate media, more and more one can begin to see the ideological threats to American students and American social culture.  As Texas wrangles with new textbooks that substitute John Calvin for Thomas Jefferson, many corporate charter chains are now […]

Wal-Mart set to skim off free labor in Detroit High Schools: Students fight the road to serfdom

The students of Frederick Douglass Academy have been, and are the leaders of Detroit. We are now in the middle of the most important fight of our lives. This is the fight for our city. This is the fight for Public Education. Bobb knows and understands that the strongest leaders opposing his plan are in Frederick Douglass Academy, so he has brought the fight to our school. If he breaks our school, he thinks that he can break the rest of DPS. History has put us in the position to truly be the future of Detroit.