This was written fourteen years ago before NCLB and he criminal Bush presidency.  I post it now in the interest of ciritcal debate and dialogue. WORLD CLASS STANDARDS?: WHOSE WORLD, WHICH ECONOMIC CLASSES AND WHAT STANDARDS? If educational goals and core values are developed by a few  educators in isolation from their communities, no matter how […]

Save CCSF’s Diversity Departments**! Save Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, LGBT Studies, Labor Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies!

  Sign the petition:   Check out our event page:   Screenings of “Precious Knowledge” Thursday, November 8th 12pm, Ocean Campus Diego Rivera Theatre AND Thursday, November 8th 7pm Mission Campus Auditorium rm. 109 1125 Valencia Street                       Defend Diversity Departments, Defend CCSF Rally                                        Thursday, November 15th at 12pm. Meet at […]

The International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) is launched

This is from ZNet: The interim International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) was launched in 2012 with the aim of propelling activism for winning a new world. IOPS is structured as a bottom-up, international organization, based on self-managing interconnected national branches and local chapters.  Currently, IOPS is in an interim stage, and by joining […]

Diversity and the Rise of Majority-Minority Schools

In the “Historical Notes” conclusion of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the reader discovers through a darkly biting satire of academia that the world of the novel’s main character, June/Offred, developed in part through the shifting proportion of races in the U.S. and throughout the world. The shift in majority and minority status among races […]

Rebuilding an Open Democratic University

California State University is celebrating 50th years of being the nations leading university. The web page asked for comments from people about the next fifty years. Here is my response. California State University Over the Next Fifty Years (After the Democracy Revolution) By Peter Phillips California State University well return to being the people’s […]

Standardized Students, Silenced Teachers: The Un-American Education Agenda

Writing about standards-driven education reform in her Releasing the Imagination, Maxine Greene explains: “The wilderness has many aspects, of course; the demons have many faces. What is happening makes me wish, more and more desperately, for authentic dialogue among educators. It is time our own voices are heard with greater clarity, the voices of those […]