The Roman and US Empires: A point of view

The Roman and US Empires: A point of view “There is nothing so frightening as ignorance in action.”  — Goethe First published May 7, 2010 The fall of the Roman Empire has been the subject of much debate and comment for many centuries.  Indeed, the founding of our own republic was built on the founders […]

Craigslist is now advertising for college professors to volunteer their time by donating onine materials for an alleged Christian university start up

As the teaching profession morphes from a ‘profession’ to a Walmart model for educational barbarity and corporate pillage, teachers are now encouraged to become hustlers as they see massive layoffs due to years of fiscal starvation, austerity, the mechanization of ‘learning’ through cyber distance learning classes and the decimation of what was once a nobel […]

Revolt: an analogy of China as the US clearly shows the lies for war with Iran

source: Carl Herman, Examiner.com I wrote an analogy in 2009 of what the world would look like to Americans if the relationship of the US to Iran were switched to the US having Iran’s position and China having the US position. I’m re-printing the article below to help Americans understand the Orwellian nature of US […]

Anti-privatizers victory against the REALM charter school in Berkeley? Or is it time to saddle up?

REALM Charter schools withdraws its petition to open both its proposed middle school and high school from the Berkeley Unified School Board (BUSD) In a tentative victory for opponents of the proposed REALM middle and high school charter schools proposed for Berkeley, California the proponents and creators of REALM (Revolutionary Education and Learning Movement) and […]

Victory for anti-privatiztion organizers? REALM charter school withdraws its petition to request the opening of REALM charter school in Berkeley, California

REALM Charter schools withdraws its petition to open both its proposed middle school and high school from the Berkeley Unified School Board (BUSD) In a tentative victory for opponents of the proposed REALM middle and high school charter schools proposed for Berkeley, California the proponents and creators of REALM (Revolutionary Education and Learning Movement) and […]

Theocrats, the establishment clause, religious theme schools and charter schools: The dis-association from American life

Authors Weinberg and Cooper claim that TiZA offers an example to citizens as to how to tailor such ‘religious theme’ schools to meet the exigencies of the Establishment clause while still allowing for a religiously or ethnically based ‘theme charter schools. Take their commentary published in Education Week in 2007 whereby they counsel those interested in opening such ‘theme’ schools could follow Ziyad Academy’s example.

Church and State

Yesterday I discussed briefly the concept of “the Separation of Church and State.”  It was over a situation that arose in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, a town about one hundred miles from Atlanta and less than 10 miles from Chattanooga, TN.  The people in Fort Oglethorpe are bringing signs and banners to their high school football games, trying to infuse God and Jesus Christ with their team […]

Obama’s Fundamentalist Religion and Super Patriotism Equals A National Day of Prayer: Couldn’t We Have A Day of Reason Instead?

President Obama, looking a lot like his predecessor George W. Bush, just announced that May 7th will be a National Day of Prayer. Religious zealots have applauded Obama’s broadening of the faith-based initiative that George Bush began and like the fact that Obama is reaching out to evangelicals.  In response, Americans United for Separation of Church […]