Connecticut teachers say no to Rhee and the privatizers

  It has been clearly proven that the leadership of the major teacher unions and organizations are in bed with the privatizers on Wall Street.  I have chronicled this for some time now, arguing that the teacher unions basically suffer from a divorced and overpaid executive supported by a pool of passive paying dues members. Randi Weingarten […]

American Monetary Institute (AMI): History of money, monetary reform, and public action. 6 of 6

The American Monetary Institute is the world’s leading organization for understanding monetary history and how to reform monetary policy. These six articles reprint AMI’s principle information, available at AMI’s website, with their express permission to share widely:  Explaining the need for monetary reform: the heart of our economic crisis Monetary history: synopsis of Stephen Zarlenga’s […]

Do You Want to Stop the Health Insurance Mandate?

If you really want to stop the health insurance profit promotion bill, then let Congress know that we will use our most powerful right to hold government accountable. This is our right to present evidence indicating the commission of a crime to a grand jury and ask for an investigation and an indictment.

Let the games begin! Detroit

During public comment prior to the Board’s closed session with attorneys community members present spoke out strongly, telling the board “You gotta do something for the people” and “You have the power, use it”. Speakers included teachers, parents, students, grandparents, great-grandparents, and bus drivers. What has previously been labeled as a radical dissident “splinter” group of teachers, is actually an entire community coming together to stand up for themselves”

Massive Immigrant Rights March In Phoenix

U.S.: Anti-Arpaio March Reignites Pro-Immigrant Movement Valeria Fernández PHOENIX, Arizona, Jan 17 (IPS) – Over 20,000 people marched in the streets of Phoenix Saturday in the first mass mobilisation of the year, calling for an end to the criminalisation of undocumented immigrants and the passage of immigration reform legislation. Arizona is considered ground zero for […]

The “Quiet Revolution”: Charter Schools flex their muscles with the help of despicable reporting in the Los Angeles Times

Uncritically accepting that standardized tests have anything to do with learning and teaching is of course the underlying assumption behind the story about charter schools in the Los Angeles Times. Reporters, Landsberg, Smith and Blume accept the premise that students need high-stakes standardized testing one size fits all, in order to become an educated person in today’s society. Of course their definition of an ‘educated person’ is in keeping with calls to “compete with China” and beef up a failing capitalist system beholden to the trans-national corporations. But their bias doesn’t stop their.

Canadian Council on Learning to be Replaced by More Business Focused Think-Tank

By guest blogger George Thompson The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) has provided precisely the kind of alignment desired by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, a globalization think-tank which is responsible for the “raise the bar” and “close the gap” propaganda used to pressure governments into the public-private “partnership” model in most of […]