Reistance to college privatization and the decimation of City College of San Francisco: Critically question power and occupy your mind

The following is from Bob of Occupy, a fighter, organizer and resister against the privatization of education and especially the issues surrounding the decimation of the City College of San Fransisco College (CCSF): Throughout our political  engagements these days, the most basic democratic principles of an informed and questioning electorate are being marginalized through the sometimes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Navy Steals: The Military’s New Interest in single-sex STEM Camps

Here’s a little tidbit about the Navy Seals and the military industrial complex and how they are targeting 7 and 8 year old girls with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math instruction (STEM).  This is the same STEM outcome learning that Obama’s DOE and its Kitchen-Cabinet, The Lumina Foundation is carnival barking about. Seems the little darlings […]

Standardizing regulations across state lines fits well into the Lumina Foundation’s efforts to standardize student learning outcomes and thus the dispensation of cyber courses

The Lumina Foundation, once the USA Corporation under Fannie Mae (the student loan outfit that assures that students have no affordable access to college and that they must continue take out scourging debt to even attend college), is working to privatize all education and turn the ‘industry’ over the Wall St.  Supplicants like Eloy Ortiz […]

Community college presidents team up with the Lumina Foundation and Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to rapidly privatize the colleges under Obama’s 20/20 plan

Photo of the arrogant face of privatization: James Merisotis, president of the Lumina Foundation Take a look at how the philanthropists like Lumina and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others, smuggle themselves, stealth like, into every nook and cranny of civil society. Photo of the public face of privatization: Eloy Ortiz Oakley, President […]

Hundreds of federal police cleared protesting teachers from the main highway between Mexico City and Acapulco

As I wrote at Dailycensored.com on March 5, 2013: “An interesting report out of Mexico concerning corruption charges against the head of the Mexican teacher’s union has appeared at Al Jazeera.  The report, found below, indicates that the government has arrested and charged Elba Esther Gordillo, the leader of the Mexican teacher’s union with embezzlement […]

Alex Abramoff, son of "Casino Jack" Abramoff, to run for Santa Monica College Student Body President

Readers might remember the horrific Jack Abramoff who, with his surly counterparts such as Ralph Reed, Grover Norquist and a host of crooked politicians, milked American Indians out of millions in consultant fees. Abramoff eventually went to prison but exited with a tell-tale book and a radio show. Doing time is nothing for these scoundrels […]

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 […]

Cyber ‘earning’ the big enchilada

Cyber ‘earning’ the big enchilada I posted what you will read below back in 2009 but now that Verizon is joining the multi-billion dollar educational fray (http://www.dailycensored.com/2012/07/26/look-at-whos-partnering-with-verizon-to-deliver-common-core-offal/) as well as the newly created Rupert Murdoch’s ‘educational’ division headed by Joel Klein, cyber learning from K-16 and beyond is the new venture plan and has been […]