Race to the Top – Cannibalizing teachers and students, state by state

High stake testing is the cornerstone of the new No Child Left Behind, rebranded as the wretched Race to the Top by Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.  He and the testing corporations, the Wall Street venture capitalists and those for profit forces bent on destroying teacher unions, privatizing education and decimating collective bargaining, thereby reducing teachers […]

Rally to Stop Banksters’ Efforts to Steal More Property

There is a rally at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The banksters want to change the law to avoid having their criminal actions prevent them from reaping the benefits of their crimes.

FCC Media Ownership Workshop April 20 in Tampa

On April 13, 2010, the FCC announced that it will hold a Media Ownership Workshop at the University of South Florida on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. How is that for short notice? It almost seems like the FCC doesn’t really want to hear from the public, doesn’t it?

Message from BAMN: Florida – Less than 60 hours

Rep. Marco Rubio hits the campaign trail this week on a bus tour across the state. This provides an excellent opportunity to personally inform the U.S. Senate candidate, running against Governor Crist, how you feel about SB-6 and how his views will impact your vote in November.

Fighting the corporate sludge: High school students organize to protest privatization in D.C. while The Walton Family ponies up $25,000,000 for merit pay

You might remember ‘Jamal’ from my article on Detroit Public schools, “Corporate Barbarians at the Gate: Wal-Mart internships at Detroit Schools” (http://dailycensored.com/2010/03/06/corporate-barbarians-at-the-gate-wal-mart-internships-at-detroit-schools/). Jamal is the high school student who fought against and continues to fight against the Wal-martization of schools, both in Detroit and now nationally. I gave him the anonymous name, Jamal in my article, so as not to put him in a position of probable reprisals from smarmy administrators, private Pinkertons and politicians looking to punish kids for standing up for their human rights.

Amuck

“Amuck,” a place to which we have truly run.   A first grader got arrested and put in Juvie because his mom sent along a dinner knife with his birthday cake so the teacher could cut pieces of it for his classmates.  Now the little guy is suffering PTSD for the nights he spent there.  Adolescents […]

Motor City: Robert Bobb’s ties to ‘billionaire’s boyz club’ exposed

Detroit Loses Race to the Top, thank God:  Robert Bobb finally under the gun for ethics violations According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan lost in the 1st round of the federal school funding program known as Race to the Top.  However, Detroit teachers and their students know that this is a win for them […]

Room with a view: compromising on public education with capital

Is the plan now to cut the humanities and a liberal arts education from community and state colleges?

Don’t be surprised. why should one take messy history classes or philosophy classes when they are majoring in law enforcement or pursuing a Home Land Security Degree? Why should they be exposed to art and music when the priority is getting them ready to compete with China?

Wanted: New Public Service Messages

This instrument [television] can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. — Edward R. Murrow