The Lumina Foundation, Brice Harris, City College of San Francisco and the privatization of higher education

Readers can take a look at the mendacious and sophistic Brice Harris, the former Chancellor of the Los Rios College.  He is a ‘Lumina Foundation’ made man.  If you do not know what Lumina is, do Google ‘Danny Weil and Lumina’ and you will find out fast that this criminal syndicate, formerly with Sallie Mae […]

Criminalizing unions and student groups in Mexico

  On Friday September 13, 2013, the federal police marched in Mexico City’s historic central square to retake space from thousands of teachers who had been occupying it for the past month to protest an overhaul of nation’s education policies. It all happened in a matter of minutes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0m2b4bCwoE&feature=youtu.be).  After a month of tolerating the […]

Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: using accrediting agencies to destroy community colleges and the case of City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Part four

  Introduction In this, part four of the series entitled “Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: chump change you cannot believe in”, we will examine just how Obama and the mavens of privatization, Lumina and friends, use accrediting agencies that work to allow what were once called community colleges to live or die.  This is […]

The Obama 20/20 plan for education: ‘chump change’ you can’t believe in”

This is the first part of a two part series on ‘Obama’s 20/20 plan’ for higher education.  In this first part we will critically examine the initial ‘leg’ of the two part plan.  In the second part, we will examine the second ‘leg’ of the ‘trousered’, Obama plan.  In the second part, we will also […]

University of Phoenix to ‘Occupy’ Santa Monica College

  It was the former Chancellor of the Community College system, Jack Scott, who proposed that to increase access for students to education, the notorious Kaplan University, the criminal enterprise that preys on youth with predatory for-profit drive by schools, partner with community colleges (http://www.dailycensored.com/santa-monica-college-fights-privatization-anti-privatization-conference-held-for-112-community-colleges-serving-260000-students-in-the-state-of-california/). Scott was stopped but now, take a look: the new […]

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) fights back against the corporate raiders and enemies of education

Recently, students, faculty and community supporters rallied to save the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), once known as a “junior college” or “community college” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ohmyNueU94&feature=youtu.be).  However, the names ‘junior college and community college” no longer find resonance in the snaky plans of the privatizers who are threatening the CCSF with corporatization and extinction. The […]

CCSF Faculty And Students Rally Against Proposed Changes, Cuts

The attack against SFCC is just one of the first salvos in the smash and grab policies of Wall Street, the cyber technocrats, and venture capitalists and Wall St. The first step is taking over the government structure, assuring there is no shared governance, moving in high paid administrators to eventually launch the plan to […]