Plutocracy and the millionaire banker who bought himself a seat in Congress

  In 2012 John Delaney (D) got elected to fill the new Maryland 6th district US Congressional seat which was created as a result of gerrymandering by Democrats in Maryland.  The newly created district was carved out of Congresswoman Donna Edwards’ 4th district seat, a progressive Democrat who did not toe the line set by […]

Date change for March on Washington: April 10, 2010 at Noon

For the last six months, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has cynically and dishonestly hidden behind the needs of poor, black and Latina/o students to receive equal, quality educational opportunities, to institute his controversial, unpopular and educationally indefensible plan to create a national network of 5,000 publicly-financed, privately-run, minimally-regulated charter schools.

The Virtual Charter School: The new rat in town

For young Jaime, Tori and Hope Leonard, they wake up at 6:30 a.m. and by 7:30 they get dressed and they are – virtually – in school, without ever leaving home. Like all children who are home- schooled, the two sisters don’t even have to leave their house. But unlike home-schooled children, the Leonards are actually enrolled in a public school — a virtual charter school that is part of the Wisconsin, Appleton Area School District about 100 miles away. Because her children are enrolled in Wisconsin Connections Academy, Leonard pays nothing, the school is public

Virtual Charter Schools: The new ‘rat’ in town

Virtual Charter Schools: Getting a public education without the ‘meddlesome and fickle’ public The Virtual Charter Movement: Connections Academy and the Wisconsin Virtual Academy Charter School (WIVA)      For young Jaime, Tori and Hope Leonard, they wake up at 6:30 a.m. and by 7:30 they get dressed and they are – virtually – in school, […]

Medical breaches rarely make national headlines

Medical breaches often get a mention in a local or state paper, but rarely do they make national headlines.  Over the past two months, there have been numerous breaches, barely getting a mention, but, when taken as a whole, reveal just how at risk our personal information really is. In October, a new study was […]