The Privatization and Attack on Public Education‏

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/your-world-news/2011/02/25/the-privatization-of-public-education-in-america Please join us for a very important show on the state of Education in America. This show will cover the Charter school scam, attack on teachers’ unions, the For Profit University scam and a critical analysis of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top scheme. Public education continues under threat of being more and […]

The Teaching Profession as a Service Industry

Walt Gardner, writing in his EdWeek blog, concluded recently: “The latest reminder that freedom of speech for teachers in K-12 is an illusion came from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati on Oct. 21. In Evans-Marshall v. Board of Education of the Tipp City Exempted Village School District, the court […]

Central Falls Used to Broadcast New Turnaround Model for Failing Schools

by Jordan Doorwall The staff of Central Falls high school in Rhode Island has been given a new lease on life, or so it seems. And so much like Shylock in the Merchant of Venice, they’ve been given a new religion to go with it. The symbolism is unmistakeable: teachers come back with the understanding that […]

CNN Uses Massive Education Protest to Push Performance Pay

The March 4th protest scheduled to take place in 29 States across America in protest against cut-backs in the education system has been interpreted by CNN’s resident expert as an attack against the overpayment of teachers. Steve Perry, CNN’s “Education Contributor” suggests that the protests are a sign that “There needs to be some honest conversations about what’s […]

DID TEACHERS’ UNION FUND COLOMBIAN TERRORISTS?

By guest blogger George Thompson Just as the mainstream media ramped up anti-terrorism fear to justify invading Iraq and Afghanistan, the same could be said of the campaign to generate distrust of teachers’ unions in order to justify further privatization in both the US and Canada. Indeed, as the main opponent of privatization, teachers’ unions […]