Teacher Layoffs Make Way for School Privatization

As he begins his second term, Obama’s school privatization agenda is chugging along at full steam. Citing the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report, the World Socialist Website reveals that 11,000 public school teachers were laid off in December 2012. This brings total teacher lay-offs since 2008 to 300,000. The layoffs are consistent with Obama’s […]

California UC Berkeley Chancellor forced to resign! BAMN

The most recent edition of the newsletter for the group, By any Means Necessary (BAMN), is out and posted below.  From issues revolving around affirmative action, immigration, school closings, union struggles, securing LGBT rights, resistance against Emergency Managers, and fighting for universal access to public higher education BAMN has been at the forefront.  Dailycensored has long been an […]

To all defenders of public education: BAMN

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is hosting an International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City on March 16-17. It is by “invitation only” and timed to take place right before the “Celebration of Teaching and Learning” at the NYC Hilton. Duncan will be using this international platform to push the school […]

An open letter to Reverend Eric Lee in response to his suggesting I’m misrepresenting him

These gentlemen wrote me, I believe in response to a recent article I penned called Discussing School Privatization, Propositions 25 and 24 with Inglewood residents. I only mentioned the Reverend in passing. The article was much more focused on poverty pimps and privatization pushers like Shirley Ford of the so-called Parent Revolution, which is a […]

Attending the AFT convention in Seattle and protesting with BAMN and others, the horrific policies of Race to the Top

  The American Federation of Teachers: the Seattle Conference and the opposition to the privatization of education According to the corporate Seattle Times, a lap dog for special interests fanning the flames of school privatization: “Rowdy delegates to a national teachers convention Saturday gave several standing ovations to Bill Gates, whose billions in foundation grants […]

News from Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Federation of Teachers

Thursday Union Meeting!  Friday Court!  Saturday Meeting!  TIP $250 challenge rolls  forward! This is a huge week in the fight to save DPS and the DFT. Friday, 11: am.   Rob Bobb, the Financial Manager and bag-man for Eli Broad (the billionaire philanthro-capitalist bent on privatizing schools) and allm his plans for school privatization and school closures […]

Leonard J. Martin for State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California

There is an alternative to the corporate candidates in the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the upcoming California primary elections. Not just a candidate who isn’t entirely beholden to corporate interests, including the lucrative charter-voucher industry, but a candidate with a progressive platform. That candidate is Leonard J. Martin of Santa Clarita. […]

New Jersey students walk out of public schools

Picture of the Federal Reserve for Newark School Privatization: The Newark Charter School Fund Building Student walk-outs in New Jersey Thousands of New Jersey high school students walked out of class Tuesday to protest budget cuts.  This was a result of a statewide event organized using text messages and social networking websites like Facebook – […]

Political Patronage for Green Dot Public Schools’ Chief Propagandist

On Saturday, April 24, 2010 one of the most pernicious enemies of public education will be sworn in as a member of the California State Board of Education. At 5:00pm at a small church on 129 S. Gless St. in Boyle Heights, Benjamin Austin (AKA Ben Austin AKA The Beverly Hills Barrister) will be rewarded […]

Report on March and Rally to Defend Public Education and where we go from here in our struggles

Readers- As you know I have spent a great deal of time bringing you the news regarding the efforts of ‘By any Means Necessary’, or BAMN (www.bamn.com) and their efforts to stop privatization city by city, but especially in Detroit.  I have done this for the purpose of letting readers know about the struggles against […]